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Neil Mitchell takes out Graham Perkin award

Posted by: 3AW Radio | 26 March, 2012 - 6:53 AM
Neil Mitchell Quill Awards

Congratulations to Neil Mitchell on winning 2011 Graham Perkin Australian Journalist of the Year Award.

Neil took out Australian Journalism's top accolade on Friday night at the Quill Awards for Excellence in Victorian Journalism.

"(It's) easily the biggest award I've ever won," Neil Mitchell said.

Neil worked under Graham Perkin, a legendary editor of The Age from 1966 to 1975, for six years.

Past winners of the Graham Perkin award include Laurie Oakes, John Silvester, Michelle Grattan and Les Carlyon.

Neil is the first radio journalist to take out the award in its 36-year history.

WATCH: Neil Mitchell's acception speech.

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Blog comments Your Say

  • Oh, so was Graham Perkin an arrogant, thinks he's better than everyone, big head too?
    Well in that case, 'you go girl!'

    Mal Bourne Wednesday 7 November, 2012 - 6:49 PM
  • How stupid do you think we are Craige Thomson. The police made an early morning raid on your home. Your home. Not a curtesy call to you for a cofee. You are as guilty as. These actions would not have been taken if the situation did not warrant it. You did not get a heads up because they did not want you to shread any evidence like your mate Williamson. Get real you sleaze!!!

    colleen wilson Thursday 25 October, 2012 - 10:10 AM
  • Well done and Congratulations on winning your award Neil. This award goes to a special person like you who has a special talent and heart that helps you to help others when their help is warrented. I also Met you personally on the Spirit of Tasmaina last year. Yours Faithly Maree Campbell Keith,s wife.

    Maree Campbell Sunday 1 April, 2012 - 10:55 AM
  • WEll done Neil on the award I have listened to you on 3AW for many years Keep up the good work a fanastic breakfast show I met you personally last year on the show you did on the Spirt of Tasmania

    Keith Campbell Saturday 31 March, 2012 - 3:29 AM
  • You are too self indulgent Neil,get off yourself and stop trying to run the state>!!

    Steve Tuesday 27 March, 2012 - 1:28 PM
  • Neil you are such a tosser. Your self gratification is nauseous. You are so full of yourself and it is miracle your boof head fits through AW's front door. Your credibility, decently and fairness is seriously questionable. The truth is you are a right winged opinionated shock jock.

    APF Tuesday 27 March, 2012 - 11:52 AM

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