Martin Devlin

Joining NBR as sports columnist in February 2022, Martin Devlin brings decades of experience reporting and broadcasting on sport for major media organisations in New Zealand and overseas.

His career began in radio in the late 1980s after graduating from the Broadcasting School in Christchurch and took off as a protégé of media entrepreneur, and future Finance Minister, Steven Joyce.

Named RBA Sports Broadcaster of the Year nine times, most recently in 2020, Devlin has been a regular contributor to NZ Rugby World and Sky TV’s Rugby Centre. He also hosted TV One’s coverage of the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups, and the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

“I love the emotion of sport,” he says.

“I love how it brings us together in collective experience. The celebration and joy of victory, the shared emotional pain and anguish when we watch our beloved teams lose.”

“Sport, for me, is also business – big business.”

Martin Devlin's Articles

Breakers best in the business

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Tue, 14 Mar 2023

‘The Women’s Game’ a fine idea, but will it ever pay for itself?

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Tue, 07 Mar 2023

Take the $$$ and run

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Tue, 28 Feb 2023

NZ Rugby needs a complete cleanout

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Tue, 21 Feb 2023

Sports sponsorship still a grubby business

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Tue, 14 Feb 2023

NZ Rugby just doesn’t care about customers

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Tue, 07 Feb 2023

Child labour and exploitation on the ATP tour

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Tue, 31 Jan 2023

Spark Sport’s failure costly for all sport fans

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Tue, 24 Jan 2023

Sport is meant to be a fun business

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Tue, 29 Nov 2022

Black Ferns’ bonuses a cheap exercise in political point scoring

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Tue, 22 Nov 2022

Can women’s rugby be financially sustainable?

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Tue, 15 Nov 2022

Busy body media agenda pollutes sports journalism

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Tue, 08 Nov 2022
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