(born 1944) is an Australian television anchor and radio broadcaster, best known for co-hosting the Today
news and current affairs show on the Nine Network
between 1982 and 1986, and again from 1990 to 2005.
He is the recipient of several journalistic awards, including the "News Presenter of the Year" from the Australian Commercial Radio Industry and the Penguin Award for Special Recognition for Contribution to News.
Born in Cooma
, New South Wales
, he attended Monaro High School. He became a journalist in Cooma on Radio 2XL
while still in high school. He moved to Canberra
in 1962 and worked at 2CA
, before moving to Sydney in 1967 to take up a position with Channel Seven
's Sydney bureau as news editor and on-air presenter. The following year he became a senior journalist at Radio 2UE
, and presented an afternoon news and public affairs program on the station which became the top show in its timeslot. He eventually became Director of News and Public Affairs at the station.
In 1976, he left to join 2SM
in 1976, and also became the host of Seven's 11AM
program and anchored the station's Sydney evening news. He hosted the Willesee
program on several occasions and wrote articles for The Bulletin
and Men In Vogue
In late 1981 he joined the Nine Network
as the original co-host of the national Today
alongside Sue Kellaway
, staying with that program until 1987, when he joined the Ten Network to anchor TEN-10
Sydney's Eyewitness News
alongside Geraldine Doogue
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