|Born||Michael Julius Schildberger
4 April 1938
|Died||2 June 2010
Prahran, Victoria, Australia
|Cause of death||Prostate cancer|
|Education||Melbourne Grammar School|
|Known for||Host of A Current Affair|
|Children||Tim, Kate, Nick and Amy
|Awards||Logie: Best TV interviewer (1976)|
In 1958 he moved to GTV 9 where he remained for the next twenty years. During the 1970s he was executive producer and national host of A Current Affair. For that role, he was awarded a 1976 Logie Award for Best TV Interviewer.
After leaving Channel 9, Schildberger worked for several years as Director of News for ATV 10 and FOX-FM. He then moved to Melbourne radio station 3LO where he hosted the morning program, with a short stint at 3DB.
In 1984 he founded the media production company Business Essentials.
Schildberger was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1997. He achieved remission, and became a strong advocate of positron emission tomography. The cancer returned in early 2010. Schildberger died at the Cabrini Hospital in Prahran on 2 June 2010.
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