Mike Bailey has a long involvement with all forms of media and mass communication.
He became one of the most identifiable and credible voices in broadcasting through news reporting with ABC radio and television and the Seven Television Network, and later weather presentation through those outlets, plus Nine News.
He has also presented weather and hosted current affairs and talkback radio programs on 2GB, 2KY, ABC and community and rural radio outlets across NSW.
Mike recently completed work on a major climate change project for emergency services in NSW after spending a year as Media Adviser and Departmental Liaison Officer for NSW Minister for Lands, Tony Kelly MLC, following a look at politics from the inside as Labor candidate for North Sydney in the 2007 Federal Election.
He has also been active in fund raising for charities; hosting functions and business presentations; and working in rugby league administration.
Mike presented television news bulletins on ABC-TV and the Seven Network, where over 13 years he also produced news and current affairs programs and documentaries, and hosted AFL telecasts for 3 seasons.
His work in print journalism included the preparation of an Almanac on Sydney’s weather; a weekly column with The Sun-Herald for 7 years; monthly columns in gardening and surfing publications; and occasional freelance travel articles.
Mike Bailey has also been Course Coordinator and Lecturer in Journalism at Macleay College in Sydney over more than a decade, and continues to host many functions for numerous corporate and charity groups, and has been a Board member of several charitable organisations.
He’s been an Australia Day Ambassador since 1999, and among his Awards is the Archbishop of Sydney Citation in recognition of outstanding contribution to Christian ideals in radio and television presented by Cardinal Edward Clancy in 1990.
Mike Bailey married his wife Helena (former presenter of the Seven Network’s “Romper Room”) in 1986, and they have a son Michael, born in 1988.