AMANDA MEADE. ‘It was magic’: Kerry O’Brien on ABC bosses, battles and why it’s no bed of lefties (The Guardian)

‘It was magic’: Kerry O’Brien on ABC bosses, battles and why it’s no bed of lefties. 

Kerry O’Brien has been both a candidate to lead the ABC and at the top of a hit list of Aunty journalists for any incoming managing director to ditch.

And that was on top of fronting the 7.30 Report for 15 years and Lateline for five, a job he describes in his new memoir as “magic” and the most intellectually satisfying period in a more than 50-year career.

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3 Responses to AMANDA MEADE. ‘It was magic’: Kerry O’Brien on ABC bosses, battles and why it’s no bed of lefties (The Guardian)

  1. Rosemary O'Grady says:

    I forget the dates of KO’B’s seat at The 7.30 Report but it probably was not 1990 when I think it was John Jobst fronting the cameras in Melbourne to report on a controversial financial services (aka Corporations Law) scandal of the day, during which programme / at the outset – ‘vision’ of an NCSC internal document was broadcast including a very easy-to-read cover-sheet bearing the name of the author of the analysis:me.
    As it happened I had been alerted by a colleague that an executive-operative at the NCSC had directed him/her to despatch my analyses/papers to Canberra into the waiting arms of the Office of the Attorney-general and the Ministerial Council (directors of the NCSC) who then arranged for it to pass to Steve Crabb and thence to the ABC. At no time was I offered any warning or protection – despite it being my work that was put to this illegal use.
    Kerry O’Brien is one of the loved faces of the ABC. But the ABC has a nasty way of exposing ‘sources’ – direct or indirect – to its, and not their benefit. I resigned; they do not. And they Never Apologise.

  2. Jim Kable says:

    Kerry – a giant of integrity – reminds me of Chris Masters!

  3. David Brown says:

    Thank you Kerry for your excellent service to Australia

    I always felt you were good value and reliable and one of the main reasons I continued to watch ABC TV

    After you left the scene I have gradually stopped watching any TV and now satisfy my substantial requirements to keep abreast of Australian and international political news and discussion through my Twitter account and News 24 on radio.

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