Mark Crysell is one of TVNZ's most experienced reporters and is now based in Auckland with Sunday.

He has an extensive news background as well as a wealth of current affairs experience.

He was previously a reporter for Fair Go.

Mark has also been TVNZ's Europe Correspondent and won best daily current affairs report in the AFTA Awards in 2011 and best weekly current affairs report at the TV awards in 2012.

He also won the TP McLean award for Best Broadcast Sports Feature in 2012.

He has on his second stint with Sunday programme and has previously worked for Close Up.

Mark has won 13 Qantas Media Awards, including Best Current Affairs Reporter and Television Reporter of the Year.

Journalism is just one of many jobs Mark has had but he says it is the best.

Before starting his career in radio, he'd had a number of jobs including fencing, truck and bulldozer driving, prospecting for gas and oil in the Australian desert, roofing in Bavaria and courier driving in London.

He says those experiences make him a better journalist.

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