Glenn Milne

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Glenn Milne is a Canberra journalist and political commentator. He worked for News Limited as a columnist for The Australian newspaper and as a writer for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.[1][2] He is a former chief political correspondent for the Seven Network where he reported for Seven News and often conducted interviews on Sunday Sunrise. He has also been political editor of The Australian.

He is a former Vice President of the National Press Club in Canberra.

In 1997 Milne won a Walkley award in the "Television News Reporting" category, for his reporting on the 1997 Thredbo landslide.[3]

Controversy[edit]

Image of the infamous altercation between Glenn Milne (right) and Stephen Mayne (left) (2006)

Milne was involved in a scuffle onstage with crikey.com.au founder Stephen Mayne at the 2006 Walkley Awards. Milne pushed Mayne off the stage and verbally abused him, before being restrained and removed by security staff.[4] Milne later released a statement apologising for his actions, and claimed that his behaviour was caused by a combination of alcohol and migraine medication.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Glenn Milne". The Drum Unleashed. ABC. Retrieved 29 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Glenn Milne". Australian. News Limited. Retrieved 28 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Walkley awards past winners". The Walkley Foundation. Retrieved 19 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Harrison, Dan (1 December 2006). "Milne sorry for 'shocking' behaviour". Age (Melbourne: Fairfax). Retrieved 28 August 2010. 
  5. ^ Gibson, Jano; Higgins, David (1 December 2006). "Meds and booze behind Walkley barney". Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax). Retrieved 28 August 2010.