Peter Hitchener Wiki – Peter Hitchener Biography
Peter Hitchener (born Peter Donald Beauchamp Hitchener) is an Australian television presenter. He has been the chief news presenter for GTV-9 of their flagship bulletin Nine News Melbourne since 1998, and prior to that was the weekend news presenter. He started his media career in 1965 at the Brisbane radio station 4BH where he wrote, edited, and presented news bulletins. He then moved on to ABC Brisbane where he undertook roles as a television news and radio presenter. Still at the ABC, he moved to Sydney in 1973 where he was a relief presenter on the evening news for James Dibble.
He then moved to the Nine Network after one year at ABC Sydney, presenting National Nine News first in Sydney and then in Melbourne as the co-anchor of News Centre Nine, with Brian Henderson co-anchoring in Sydney. In 1977, he started hosting the breakfast show on 3AW before moving to 3AK in 1979. At about this time, he also became chief weekend news presenter and understudy to chief weeknight news presenter Brian Naylor. In 1985, he resigned from 3AK. When Brian Naylor retired in 1998, he took over as presenter of Nine News Melbourne on weeknights. In 2008, he celebrated 10 years as the weeknight news presenter. In October 2010, he signed another three years as presenter of Nine News Melbourne. In January 2013, the Nine Network celebrated his 40-year career with the network at a gala dinner where many speakers paid tribute to his work in news and the community. In July 2014, it was announced he had signed a new contract to remain presenter of Nine News, believed to be for five years.
In 1998, he became the patron and active supporter of Able Australia, an organization supporting people with multiple disabilities. Since 2011, he has been the patron of Dogs Victoria, an organization representing breeders and owners of purebred dogs in Victoria. He is also an Ambassador for the Lort Smith Animal Hospital. In addition, he is a regular supporter and guest speaker for many other charity and community events in Melbourne. He is also Patron of the Barwon Health Foundation and Eastern Health Foundation. He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the 2017 Australia Day Honours list “for services to the broadcast media and to the community”.
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He was born on February 21, 1946 in Texas, Australia.
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In April 2008, in a Herald Sun article regarding his 10 years as chief news presenter of Nine News Melbourne, he acknowledged he is gay. Online commentators criticized the circumstances of his personal revelations, saying that he was “pushed” into discussing his private life. His spokesperson denied this.
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Peter Hitchener Instagram account is @phitchener9.