Jaden McLeod - Local Focus Video Journalist covering the Bay of Plenty, East Cape and Central Plateau
When the chance came up to join the ground-breaking Local Focus team, Jaden McLeod jumped at it.
Hailing from Tauranga Moana, Jaden relishes discovering and telling the stories of those living in the Bay of Plenty and wider regions.
After completing his secondary education at Tauranga Boys' College and traveling through Italy, France and the UK, he studied a Bachelor of Communication Studies at AUT.
Three years learning about the changing media landscape has only strengthened his passion and commitment to covering news that are important to the regions.
"The whole reason I wanted to work in this business is to provide a voice for everyone, across all aspects of society", he says.
Jaden is particularly excited about working at the cutting edge of journalism while staying true to its 4th estate roots, and visually telling stories that wouldn't otherwise be told.