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A self-confessed perpetual optimist, Jay Reeve believes “everyone should always be winning” within collaborations. Arguably one of NZ’s most popular and irreverent multi-media broadcasters, Jay is also a prolific MC, influencer and content creator.
When he’s not co-hosting The Rock radio show Rock Drive with his mate Duncan Heyde, he’s busy building commercial relationships, recording VO’s and hosting podcasts at his production house Hargreaves Street Studio. (Gimme 5, NZ Rugby Podcast)
Originally a Tauranga Boys’ College teacher, he cut his teeth MCing live events at Mount Maunganui, including commentating on the Hyundai Pro Longboard Tour - in which he was also competing as a professional surfer. Seriously good on the waves, Jay consistently placed inside the top 10 during his surfing career, taking out fourth place at the 2010 National Surfing Championships. From there, finding himself in hot demand, his media career progressed effortlessly.
From 2009 - 2011, Jay caused havoc all across the globe as a video journalist (VJ) for MTV. He ran amok in countries such as Germany, England, Tahiti, Australia - and of course, every square centimetre of God’s own - filing some epic stories from the coolest places on earth. MTV closed the New Zealand branch of its operation in late 2011, but Jay has remained a part of the MTV family and hosted the MTV Classic in Sydney, Australia.
Simultaneously Jay’s MC & radio career took off, having worked across the country’s number one drive show on ZM with Flynny until early 2015, Radio Hauraki Breakfast and now The Rock. He’s also hosted many live events, including the notorious Shiny Side Up motorbiking event for the last several years. Jay found himself an accidental influencer, amassing a sizable and engaged audience as a byproduct of his media career. He creates candid content and is in hot demand as an ambassador to some of the world’s leading brands.
Based in Auckland, Jay is married to model Anna Reeve (Fitzpatrick), and they have twin boys dubbed ‘The Reeve Nuggets’. He and his boys start each day with a ‘Wim & Swim’ (Wim Hoth breathing followed by a cold plunge), which undoubtedly contributes to his ability to see opportunity in everything.
When asked to describe himself, he says, “I’m the kind of guy you would invite to your wedding after meeting me once, and then wouldn’t be surprised if I ran through the reception nude”. Jay is enthusiastic about hunting, motorbikes and cooking. His dream is to one day have his own open-fire cooking pit, just like the one on Chef’s Table.
Jay & Duncan were MCs for our Shiny Side Up Bike Fests, a series of events around the country promoting motorcycle safety. As riders they both brought knowledge and passion to the table, as well as their unique brand of humour. We were impressed how Jay and Duncan kept things rolling along seamlessly and created a sense of fun throughout the day. They worked exceptionally well as a team whether they were promoting things individually or together in the demo area. If you’re after heaps of energy and amusement, this duo is hard to beat!
Jay & Duncan were absolutely amazing, everyone loved them- They had the crowd laughing so much which was exactly what we were after! A perfect fit for our event, they were laid back but also made sure they mentioned everything they needed to in the script and kept everything on track! Couldn’t have asked for more!
Outspoken and Jay/Dunc were incredibly easy to communicate with and made organising the event a true pleasure.