Bill Ralston's career in New Zealand print and broadcast media spans several decades. His strongly expressed views have made him a controversial, but always interesting broadcasting figure.
Ralston's career has included jobs as a reporter for TV1 current affairs programme Frontline and presenter of TV3's Nightline, with the infamous catch-cry "Yo Nightliners". He was also head of TVNZ news and current affairs and since leaving in 2007 has written for The Listener, Stuff website, Radio Live and the NZ Herald. He is also a regular panellist on Larry Williams' The Huddle on Newstalk ZB. Ralston and his wife currently run a media training and strategy company called Deadline Ltd.
Ralston has had cameo roles in the television show The Jaquie Brown Diaries and in the opening scenes of the Peter Jackson classic Braindead.