Peter Mitchell (newsreader)
14 June 1960 |
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
Mitchell began at the Nine Network in 1977 as a sport reporter. In this position he covered sports such as Australian rules football, golf, tennis and the Commonwealth Games. In 1982, Peter became a general news reporter and in this position he covered many major stories including Victoria's horrific Ash Wednesday bushfires in 1983.
In 1987 Mitchell joined the Seven Network and became weekend news presenter. He held this position for 13 years until November 2000 when he replaced David Johnston and Anne Fulwood as the solo weeknight presenter.
A little known fact is that Mitchell recorded vocals on a Beatles cover track "Baby, You're a Rich Man" from the 1991 album Company of Strangers. This album featured Daryl Braithwaite, Simon Hussey, Jef Scott and James Reyne and was released in 1992 on Columbia Records.
His journalism experience has also included writing a weekly column for the Sunday Herald Sun for two years called "Tee for Two" and publishing a book - the biography of Australian golfing legend Peter Thomson, a five-time winner of the prestigious British Open.
Mitchell grew up on the Mornington Peninsula, attending The Peninsula School, in Mount Eliza. His father, Geoff Mitchell, was a councillor on the Frankston city council in the 1960s and 1970s, served a term as the Mayor of Frankston (1970/1971) and also played football for Frankston in the VFA.
He is married to wife Philippa and they have five children together, and three grandchildren.
- Melbourne's tops newsreaders, Mal Walden, Peter Mitchell and Peter Hitchener tell all
- A peep into Peter’s life | Upstate. Retrieved 28 March 2013
- Anchor without rancour: Peter Mitchell remains one of the good guys | Stonnington Review 26 February 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2013
- Peter Mitchell | Frankston City Council 1 February 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2013
- The complete golfer Peter Thomson : a biography | National Library of Australia. Retrieved 28 March 2013
- Frankstons Hall of Fame | Retrieved 28 March 2013
- McKenna made me do it | Herald Sun 13 September 2011. Retrieved 28 March 2013
|Seven News Melbourne
1987 – 2000
David Johnston and Anne Fulwood
|Seven News Melbourne
2000 – present