A combative and wholehearted cricketer, Michael Slater (affectionately known as “Slats”) played many vital innings for New South Wales and as an Australian opener with his adventurous brand of stroke play. Since retirement, Michael has excelled as a commentator both here in Australia and overseas.
In 2006, Michael joined Channel Nine's prestigious Wide World Of Sports cricket commentary team and also reports on a number of Channel Nine programs including its Logie-award winning health and lifestyle program What’s Good For You.
In 2008, Michael signed up with Sky Sports as a co-presenter on the hugely popular The Big Sports Breakfast where he talks all things sport between 5.30am and 9am Monday to Friday. In 2012 Michael joined Paul Vautin as the co-host of The NRL Footy Show.