Smarty Devil no longer in Disguise

Martin Devlin, the smarty devil in disguise, has now outed himself.

Sports broadcaster Martin Devlin has outed himself as the “celebrity” in the Auckland disorderly-behaviour name suppression case.

Devlin, 46, a sports talkback host on Radio Live, had his name suppression lifted in the Auckland District Court today and released a statement saying he had acted like “a right plum” during the incident.

He said his family had missed the Waiheke ferry on the morning of December 29 because he had been watching a soccer game.

“As a result the atmosphere was a little frosty between me and my wife.”

He said his wife mistakenly drove off from the ferry terminal on Quay St, central Auckland, with his bag in the boot of the car.

He stopped the car in the middle of the road and “once stationary, for some inexplicable reason, I sat on the car’s bonnet”.

“It was stupid and I apologise.”

If he had done that right at the start then he wouldn’t be the news. He should stop getting PR advice from the missus.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.