Dickinson pioneered Australian TV’s 6pm one-hour news format at SAS10 (now SAS7).
He is best known as the frontman of Channel TEN’s Adelaide News in the 1980’s, working alongside such names as Anne Wills, Jane Reilly and Anne Sanders.
He was diagnosed 18 months ago, but has only now gone public with the news.
Prior to television, “Dicko” also worked in radio. A former Program Director of Radio 4BH in Brisbane, he’s also best known as the breakfast Newsreader at 2UE where he was the first to break the news about the Granville Train Disaster.
Friends and well wishers have been asked to contact 4BC News Director Scott Mayman who worked with Dickinson on radio in Sydney and has been asked to act on behalf of the family.
Scott Mayman can be emailled here