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Quick Facts About Derryn Hinch
|Full Name||Derryn Nigel Hinch|
|Born||February 9th, 1944|
|Profession||Politician, Journalist, Actor, Author|
|Birthplace||New Plymouth, North Island, New Zealand|
|Nationality||New Zealand and Australian Citizen|
|Best Known||Melbourne radio and Television|
Derryn Hinch Biography
Derryn Nigel Hinch is an Australian media personality, politician, actor, Journalist, and author. Derryn is best known for his work on Melbourne radio and television. From 2016-2019, he served as a senator for Victoria.
In the 2016 Federal Election, Hinch was elected as to the senate representing Victoria as the head of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party. When Hinch was elected, he was 72, and the oldest parliamentarian ever elected for the first time. But unfortunately, he lost his senate seat in the 2019 election.
However, he continued to remain as the host of his weekly program Hinch Live until the next election campaign officially commenced, in a decision supported by Sky News Live.
Hinch has been the host of 3AW’s Drive radio show and a National Public Affairs commentator for the Seven Network on Sunday Night, Today Tonight, and Sunrise.
Derryn got convicted of contempt of court thrice, serving two prison sentences and one sentence of house detention.
Derryn Hinch was born on February 9th, 1944 in New Plymouth, North Island, New Zealand. At an early age, he always dreamed to become a Journalist. His mother died at the age of 69 due to cancer. Hinch has a sister, who had breast cancer and a brother who is resiliently recovering from a stroke.
Hinch has New Zealand and Australian citizenship and his zodiac sign is Aquarius.
Derryn Hinch Height, Weight- Body Measurements
Hinch stands 6 feet tall (1.83 meters) and weighs around 84 kilograms (185 lbs). He has a full-grown beard as his trademark.
|Height||5 feet 10 inches or 1.78 meters|
|Weight||74 kg or 163 lbs|
Derryn Hinch Educational Qualification
Talking about his Education, Hinch had done his high-schooling from New Plymouth Boys High School.
Derryn Hinch Wife, Girlfriend
Derryn in his life had several relationships. He has been married five times. Hinch’s first wife was Lana Wells, who was a newspaper editor. Then he married Eve Carpenter, who was a flight attendant.
Hinch then married to an Australian Actress Jackie Weaver in 1983. Their marriage remained for 13 long years before divorcing her in 1996. They married again in 1997 and divorced again in 1998.
He married again in February 2006, to Chanel Hayton, and after spending seven years in a relationship, they separated in late 2012.
From 2013, Derryn Hinch was in a long term relationship with his girlfriend, Natasha Chadwick. She is a former detective sergeant with NSW Police and a Freelance journalist. Derryn Hinch and Natasha Chadwick started dating each other when they first meet on the set of channel Seven’s Sunday night program. But unfortunately, their relationship couldn’t work and they both had separated in 2015.
Derryn Hinch Net Worth
Derryn majorly earns from his profession as a Politician, Actor, Author, Radio & Television Presenter. So we guess, his net worth has grown significantly in past years.
However, we don’t have an actual figure of her accumulated net worth. But we are doing our research and we‘ll update you.
Derryn Hinch Print, Television, and Radio Career
Hinch started his career at the age of 15 with the Taranaki Herald in New Plymouth, New Zealand, in 1960. Then he went to Australia in 1963 and joined The Sun in Sydney. In 1966, he had become a journalist for the media company called Fairfax organization and later became the bureau chief in 1972, New York. He lived almost 11 years in New York and then returned to Sydney in 1976-1977 and was editor of The Sun.
Derryn hosted many television shows such as Beauty and the Beast on Seven Network in 1982-1983. He also hosted his own current affairs show on seven network from 1987-1991, titled Hinch, which later moved to Network Ten from 1992-1994. Hinch then joined Nine Network and hosted The Midday show for a year. He also appeared as a guest playing for charity on other shows as well which includes Dancing with the Stars, Underbelly, and Millionaire Hot Seat.
Hinch again joined the Seven Network in September 2012, as national public affairs commentator for Seven News, Sunrise, and Sunday Night. Later in February 2015, Hinch hosted a news opinion program twice-weekly over the weekend, Hinch Live on Sky News Australia.
Hinch in the 1970s hosted several radio shows on the commercial radio stations of Sydney’s 2UW and Melbourne’s 3MP and 3XY. He was also the Melbourne correspondent for New Zealand radio network Newstalk ZB and often presents political commentaries on the station.
Derryn Hinch Political and Acting Career
Hinch had done a four-week run as The Narrator in the Australian tour of The Rocky Horror Show in September 2008. He then appeared as himself in a minor role, in the film, The Wog Boy. He made a cameo appearance in Australia’s highest rating and most critically awarded commercial television sketch comedy show, Fast Forward. Also in the 2016 movie, The Colour of Darkness, Hinch played the role of the senator.
Hinch’s political career started in the year 2015 when he established Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party and later elected as the senator to the Australia senate for victoria at the 2016 federal election. His party emphasis is on criminal justice reform, which includes tough sentences for violent and sex offenders. He also has shown support for Capital punishment also known as the death penalty, which is a government-sanctioned practice whereby a person is put to death by the state as a punishment for crime.
Derryn in the 2019 elections, lost his seat in the senate but he was seeking re-election after three years, this has left his party represented in the Australian federal parliament, but it retains two-seat in the Vitoria Legislative Council.
Derryn Hinch Controversies and Convictions
When Hinch publicly revealed paedophile Roman Catholic priest Michael Charles Glennon’s prior conviction while a trial was still pending, he served 12 days in prison and was fined A$15,000 in 1987 for contempt of court.
In June 2008, Hinch got a call by Mick Gatto during his drive program, where Hinch was discussing the celebrity status of underworld crime figures which ended with a death threat.
Hinch in a radio editorial in March 2005, and in his 2004 book, The Fall and Rise of Derryn Hinch, he admitted that he had sex with a 15-year old female when he was in his early thirties, he stated he “thought she was about 25”. After his on-air admission, Herald Sun journalist Andrew Bolt called for his prosecution. but in 2013, Derryn wrote that after 30 years the female contacted him and said he was wrong about her age. When they met in 1979, she was 17 at the time of liaison, which is above the age of consent in Australia.
Hinch got convicted in June 2011, for breaching suppression orders against the names of two sex offenders and was sentenced to five months of home detention.
Derryn in October 2013, found guilty of contempt of court for breaching the suppression order by revealing details of the criminal history of Jill Meagher’s killer, Adrian Ernest Bayley. The judge gave him 90 days to pay the fine or face 50 days of prison. But one day prior to the expiration of the 90-day trial, he decided not to pay the fine. He was then imprisoned on 17 January 2014 and on 7 March 2014, he was released from prison after 50 days of serving his full sentence.
Derryn Hinch Health Issues
Hinch got health issues in 2016, as he lost some weight and his health is declining. Following a year in March, he revealed on his television news magazine show “60 Minutes” that he had been suffering from advanced cirrhosis of the liver, and a tumor had been found in his liver.
In August 2007, Hinch revealed that he had inoperable liver cancer. Later in September 2010, he confirmed the liver cancer diagnosis and would undergo surgery to remove a third of his liver, which would take him off-air for several weeks.
Hinch told in November 2010, that his doctors told him that without a liver transplant his maximum survival would be 12 months. Derryn in July 2011, underwent liver transplant surgery at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne.
Derryn Hinch as a Published Author
- The Scrabble Book (1972)
- Death at Newport (1986)
- AIDS – Most of the Questions, Some of the Answers (1987)
- Death In Paradies (1989)
- The Derryn Hinch Diet (1991)
- That’s Life (1992)
- The Ultimate Guide to Winning Scrabble (2001)
- 101 Ways To Lose Your Mobile Phone (2001)
- The Fall and Rise of Derryn Hinch: How I hit The Wall and Didn’t Bleed (2004)
- You are so Beautiful – The Passion and the Pain of Relationships (2006)
- I Beat the Booze and You Can Too (2009)
- Human Headlines: My 50 Years in the Media (2010)
- A Human Deadline: A Story of Life, Death, Hope, and House Arrest (2012)
- Hinch vs Canberra: Behind the Human Headlines (2017)
- Unfinished Business: Life of a Senator (2020)
Derryn Hinch Twitter
Derryn is active on Twitter as he keeps tweet over there. Some of his tweets are:
#sunrise. Jeff Kennett is wrong. Perpetuating the myth about dying in aged care WITH Covid-19 or FROM it. It’s bullbleep. If you didn’t get it, you might have lived another precious 5 months or 5 years.
— Derryn Hinch (@HumanHeadline) October 1, 2020
Derryn Hinch Instagram
Derryn is also active on Instagram as he keeps posting his pictures over there. Some of his latest pictures are:
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Derryn Hinch?
Derryn Nigel Hinch is an Australian media personality, politician, actor, Journalist, and author. Derryn is best known for his work on Melbourne radio and television.
How old is Derryn Hinch?
Derryn Hinch was born on February 9th, 1944 in New Plymouth, North Island, New Zealand.
How Tall is Derryn Hinch?
Hinch stands 6 feet tall which is 1.83 meters.