Vale: Charles Slade
Former Melb. journalist & news presenter, best known for TEN News & Nine News, has died.
Former Melbourne journalist and news presenter Charles Slade, best known for TEN News and Nine News, has died.
Slade enjoyed a career in aviation, before moving to media in the early 1980s at Fox FM.
He joined TEN Eyewitness News thereafter, supporting the presenting team in 1981 alongside the likes of David Johnston, Jana Wendt and Jo Pearson, plus reporting for Good Morning Australia.
After leaving TEN he moved to ABC to host its weekly Sports Arena program, before joining National Nine News in 1994 where he remained for ten years.
— 9News Melbourne (@9NewsMelb) May 10, 2018
Many in Melbourne TV news circles paid tribute to him on social media:
— Stephen Quartermain (@Quartermain10) May 10, 2018
Charles Slade was all class. As a junior reporter, it was people like him I tried to emulate. Saddened to hear this news. https://t.co/VxqkU3zEud
— Rebecca Maddern (@RebeccaMaddern9) May 10, 2018
Greatly saddened to hear of the passing of former @9NewsMelb journo Charles Slade. Spent many days together on the road. A gifted reporter, wry, dry, and always a gentleman. RIP mate.
— . (@DeanFelton7) May 10, 2018
Vale Charles Slade. A brilliant reporter, and a gentleman. I learned so much from watching him. Working with him left me perpetually star struck. One of the best. My thoughts are with his family. @9NewsMelb
— James Talia (@Jamestalia75) May 10, 2018
Charles Slade has a great style and really knew how to tell a story. We learned a lot about making top TV news from watching him
— Peter Ryan (@Peter_F_Ryan) May 11, 2018
Was saddened to read about Charles Slade's passing this morning, just on a personal note, in particular for his son Nick, who's one of the most genuine people I've met through sports media. Thoughts with Nick and their family
— Tom Browne (@TomBrowne7) May 10, 2018
Source: Nine News, TelevisionAU