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Peter Blunden and the stories that have stayed with him

Newshound and former Herald Sun editor Peter Blunden has shared the stories and world events that have stayed with him over the years.

In 2007 he moved to management ranks as managing director of the Herald Sun, which has been rolling off the presses for 25 years.

But for 10 years he was editor in chief, and the buck stopped with him.

In an interview with Neil Mitchell to talk about his new book, he said there had been countless stories, good and bad, that he’d never forget.

‘We can never forget that night of September 11, 2001. It was just before 11pm,’ he said.

‘When it happened it was surreal. To watch that vision unfolding, it was an extraordinary story.’

There had also been a number of local stories and tragedies that had struck him, including Black Saturday and the Beaconsfield mine disaster.

Listen: Former Herald Sun editor in chief Peter Blunden