Last month veteran ABC reporter Kerry O’Brien received an honorary doctorate from the Queensland University of Technology recognising his public contribution over the past 40 years. It is his only university qualification.
“The truth is I’ve done a job over 40 years as opportunities have been presented to me I’ve taken them. My university was the university of hard knocks,” he said.
Since his cadetship with the Nine Network in 1966 he has interviewed many former international leaders including Nelson Mandela, Margaret Thatcher, Michel Gorbachev and Colin Powell.
O’Brien said he looked back fondly on his time with This Day Tonight, the nation’s first daily current affairs television program, and Lateline.
But he didn’t indicate how long he would stay with 7:30 Report.
“My life’s an open road. I guess when it’s time for me to move on to something else I’ll know. I hope I know it before others do.”
Source: Brisbane Times