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#1 Sweet like a lemon

Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:34 PM

Nine News veteran Peter Hitchener is celebrating 40 years on air. No offense to Mr Hitchener but what makes him more desirable, believable, bankable than so many, many female journalists? I wonder how many women make 10 years on air let alone 40.

#2 treetree

Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:44 PM

Well, he's simply been there since he got the job. Obviously at the time he got the job, way more men were hired than women. And he's managed to keep the job, most likely because he is so likeable. Also, he just 'belongs' now!

There are examples of women who have had just as long careers in the industry, Barbara Walters, Ita Buttrose etc.

#3 BunnyBob

Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:50 PM

But not nearly as many women, and they are far outweighed by the number of men who have decades of experience. I can't think of any veteran female newsreaders in Australia, although Anne Doyle, who was a newsreader on the Irish national broadcaster RTE notched up 33years of news reading before she retired.

#4 toosenuf

Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:36 PM

Ann Sanders, according to Wiki started in 1981 aged 21, so has been around for 32 years. ddance.gif

#5 qak

Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:47 PM

I don't even know who Peter Hitchener is!

#6 tait

Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:02 PM

Mary Kostakidis, Liz Hayes, Jana Wendt.

#7 Sweet like a lemon

Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:31 AM

QUOTE (tait @ 17/02/2013, 05:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mary Kostakidis, Liz Hayes, Jana Wendt.

None of them spent 40 years at the helm or on air. All them them are classic examples of people who got shafted in spite of being more than capable.

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