Max Futcher is an Australian television presenter and journalist.

He currently co-anchors the Brisbane edition of Seven News with Sharyn Ghidella each weeknight after being chosen to replace Bill McDonald in March 2018.[1] Prior to joining Seven in 2014, Futcher had worked as a 10 News First reporter and relief newsreader for Network Ten, and as a WIN News reporter for WIN Television.[2][3]

In 2006, Futcher won the United Nations Peace Media Award for his reporting in East Timor, and in 2016, won a Queensland Clarion Award (with camera operator Mark Michalek) for best television news report for their coverage of the Bali Nine executions.[4][5]

Futcher is married with two children.[6]


  1. ^ Moore, Tony (11 March 2018) Max Futcher steps into Bill McDonald's shoes at Seven News, Brisbane Times, Fairfax Media. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  2. ^ Max Futcher's Ten News reports, Network Ten, Accessed via YouTube 2 September 2018.
  3. ^ Futcher, Max (29 August 2000) Bruce Highway closed due to Caboolture bushfire, WIN News, WIN Television. Accessed via YouTube 2 September 2018.
  4. ^ Seven News Brisbane: Max Futcher, Yahoo7 website. Accessed 2 September 2018.
  5. ^ Knox, David (31 August 2015) Clarion Awards: winners, TV Tonight. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  6. ^ Symonds, Kristy (11 March 2018) Veteran journalist Max Futcher is the man for Seven anchor role, The Courier-Mail, News Corp Australia. Retrieved 2 September 2018.