Charles Wooley

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Charles Wooley (born 1948) is an Australian journalist, reporter and writer, who reported for Channel Nine's 60 Minutes.

Early life and Career[edit]

At the age of 16 Wooley moved to Hobart where he gained an honours degree in history from the University of Tasmania. While he was studying he developed his journalistic skills by editing the University's student newspaper, Togatus. He returned to Launceston in 1970 to work as a cadet with The Examiner.[citation needed]

Two years later he joined ABC Radio and moved to Perth. He soon moved to television working on This Day Tonight, Nationwide, and Four Corners. He then served as the ABC's European correspondent based in London.

In 1986 he joined Channel Nine where he worked on Sunday and then A Current Affair. Wooley joined 60 Minutes in 1993.


He published a book of stories of his time travelling the world as a reporter called Travelling Tales. Wooley returned to Hobart in 2001 with his second wife Alona to raise their three children.


In January 2006 he became the host of Macquarie Regional RadioWorks's new regional morning program, Charles Wooley Across Australia. The show airs 9am to 12pm weekdays on over 40 radio stations across Australia.[1]

As well as presenting his radio show, Charles Wooley continues to work on a casual basis for 60 Minutes and also narrates some television programs for Channel 9. He is also the author of several books, including an up and coming guide to walks in and around Hobart, Tasmania.

Personal life[edit]

His daughter Anna Wooley is an award winning documentary film maker.[2]


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