— Nine News Melbourne (@9NewsMelb) February 10, 2018
Melbourne presenter Peter Hitchener has marked 45 years with Nine News -which must be close to a national record for remaining with the same network in this fickle business.
“Hitch” joined Nine in 1973 following stints with ABC and 4BH. He first anchored for Nine in Melbourne in 1974, and hosting the 6pm weeknight bulletin since 1998.
Queensland-born Hitchener remains active with community groups and charities, receiving an Order of Australia in 2017 and a finalist for for 2015’s Victorian Senior of the Year.