The former newspaper editor hosted the current affairs program HINCH on the 7 and 10 networks, Midday on 9 and had award-winning stints on 3AW. In 2016 he launched Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party and was elected as a federal senator for Victoria.
Hinch has been jailed twice, fined, and spent five months under house arrest for his campaigns against suppression orders for sex offenders. In 2011, he received a liver transplant after being diagnosed with terminal cancer and given twelve months to live.
He hosted HINCH Live on SKY News until his political career took off. He now writes for Crikey and appears on Sunrise, PMLive and 3AW.
He lives in Melbourne.