Hall of Fame

Colin Bednall

1913 - 1976

Journalist, war correspondent and media manager, Colin Bednall reported for several Australian papers before joining AAP's London bureau in 1938.

As aviation correspondent for the Daily Mail from 1942-1944, he contributed substantially to the public profile of the air war in Britain. Returning to Australia, he was managing editor of Queensland Newspapers Pty Ltd and later The Argus.

When GTV-9 was formed in 1956, Bednall became its managing director and assured the station's ratings lead by promoting local content, fostering on-air personalities like Graham Kennedy and supporting independent news coverage.

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