Iconic Journalist Mike Willesee Has Passed Away

Rest in peace


1 March 2019

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Iconic Australia journalist Mike Willesee has passed away following a cancer battle.

Wilisee was one of Australia’s most recognizable journalists and television presenters

He first became known as a reporter on the ABC in 1967 and was the face of A Current Affair when it launched in 1971 – and went on to have a long and celebrated career. 

One of his most famous interviews "The birthday cake interview" with Liberal Party Opposition Leader John Hewson shortly before the 1993 federal election has cemented itself in Australia.

In 2017 he discussed his battle with cancer on the ABC’s Australian Story.

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