Bruce Pitchers

Bruce Pitchers the Content Manager at Canstar New Zealand. Bruce has three decades’ experience as a journalist and has worked for major media companies in Australia, the UK and New Zealand, including ACP, Are Media, Bauer Media Group, Fairfax, Pacific Magazines, News Corp and TVNZ. Bruce started his career as an entertainment journalist before turning his pen to sport and fitness content, working for some of Australia’s leading sports magazines. Bruce then moved his focus to the world of finance and worked as a freelance writer and editor for The Australian Financial Review, the NZ Financial Markets Authority and major banks and investment companies on both sides of the Tasman. Away from his desk at Canstar, when not standing on the sidelines at his two daughters’ sports games, Bruce spends many hours creating and editing puzzles for magazine and newspaper titles in the USA and Australasia. To that end, he is the co-writer of the murder-mystery puzzle book 5 Minute Murder.


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