McCrann has been a leader of the new wave of finance writers who put business news on the front pages by explaining its relevance to politics and government and by demystifying the impact of economics on the general public. In the 1980s he was amongst those who broke new ground with plain language finance commentary on commercial television news. His forceful opinions came with economic predictions that were rarely wrong. He has worked with The Sun News Pictorial, The National Times and The Age, and his nationally syndicated News Corp column is the most widely read in Australia.
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Receiving award at 2014 Hall of Fame dinner