8.30am - 12pm weekdays. Neil is one of Australia's most experienced journalists with success in newspapers, radio and television. He was one of the youngest editors of a daily metropolitan newspaper, The Herald.
Neil was also a reporter, columnist and news executive at The Age for 16 years, including four years as sports editor. He has also worked for Time Magazine, and presented documentaries and his own talkback TV program on both the Nine and Ten networks.
He began at 3AW on weekends and Drive in 1987. In 1990 he moved to the morning program where he has dominated the ratings ever since. A little bit about Neil Mitchell What was your first job? As a schoolboy I delivered morning newspapers, which proved two things: I love newspapers and hate getting up early.
Now, 40 years later, I find I have spent my life around newspapers and have been required to get out of bed at a ridiculous hour since 1984. What is your favourite on air moment thus far? A three year old boy called Tyler Fishlock was about to lose both eyes to cancer and we were trying to fulfill his last minute dreams. His mum was talking to me, crying softly.
In the background I heard the child say "Don't cry mummy, it will all be OK" What is your most embarrassing on air moment? The most embarrassing and instructive moment was at the very beginning when I was ranting on about some editorial point, thumping the desk and asking for calls… when a caller rang and said "…Neil.
Get your hand off it…" They were right, and I learnt from it. If you could interview anyone (living or dead) who would it be? Richard Nixon. The man was incorrigible and unashamed.
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Neil Mitchell - Podcasts
May 18, 2022 | 03:52 am
Search Dogs Australia founder and trainer Julie Cowan, whose dog Obi helped find missing boy William Callaghan at Mount Disappointment in 2020, told Neil Mitchell their dogs can search off lead up to 300 metres from a handler, unlike police search dogs.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 18, 2022 | 02:54 am
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May 18, 2022 | 02:01 am
Mercedes-Benz is recalling the vehicles over a brake system fault.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 18, 2022 | 01:28 am
Neil Mitchell says the media overstepped the line by chasing Anthony Albanese out of a press conference yesterday.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 18, 2022 | 01:11 am
Rabbi Shmueli Feldman says he's extremely concerned about the anti-Semitic rhetoric in Australia right now.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 18, 2022 | 01:07 am
The founder of Climate200 has come under attack over what Neil Mitchell says was an "obscene" comment about former Prime Minister John Howard.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 18, 2022 | 00:43 am
The Lord Mayor spoke with Neil Mitchell on Wednesday morning.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 18, 2022 | 00:04 am
Goldstein independent Zoe Daniel says she has "a lack of trust" in one major party, and a "lack of faith" in the other.Ms Daniel is the favourite to win the seat, with betting odds putting her at $1.35 to incumbent Liberal Tim Wilson's $3.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 17, 2022 | 23:28 pm
Neil Mitchell says Victoria is shaping up to be "the state of rebellion" if recent polls are right.According to the most recent Roy Morgan poll, more than a third of Victorians — 35.8 per cent — will vote independent or Green at the federal election.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 17, 2022 | 05:16 am
Joel Dingham is Executive director at Better Renting, a renters’ advocacy organisation, and spoke with Neil Mitchell on Tuesday.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.