Before Sunrise, Kochie was a pure finance nerd. He’s still one of Australia’s foremost business and finance commentators but his first love now is teaming up with Sam to host Australia’s number one breakfast program, Sunrise. David still maintains his passion for money writing finance columns for New Idea and a number of News Limited newspapers; including the Daily Telegraph and Herald Sun. A survey conducted by Money Management newspaper recognised David as one of the 10 most influential people in establishing the retail financial services industry. A Reader’s Digest survey found he is also one of the top 25 most trusted people in Australia.