Mitchell’s 3AW morning program dominated the ratings for almost two decades and helped shape the growing influence of talk-back radio. A former reporter and executive at The Age and former editor of The Herald, Mitchell has worked for all three commercial television networks. His sharp ear for the mood of his audience and his history of fighting for the battler have won him the highest journalistic awards and an AO. Amongst his most outstanding successes were several campaigns to raise money to treat sick children and his exposure of faulty speed cameras, which forced the government to repay $26 million in invalid fines.
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Receiving award at 2014 Hall of Fame dinner (2:13)