Steve Dunleavy dies aged 81

Steve Dunleavy, the colourful Australian tabloid reporter, columnist and broadcaster has passed away at the age of 81.

Dunleavy started his career in Sydney, before joining Rupert Murdoch and The New York Post in 1967. Derryn Hinch described him as "the former Sydney Sun copy boy who took New York, and then America, by storm and became the best-known, or most notorious, door-kicker and conservative columnist for decades."

Read the Herald Sun obituary by News Corp US Correspondent Sarah Blake.

View Dunleavy's profile in The Australian Media Hall of Fame.

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