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Neil Mitchell is a member of the Melbourne Press Club’s Hall of Fame and one of the country’s leading journalists, having worked as a reporter and executive at The Age, an editor of The Herald, and at all three commercial television networks.

His sharp ear for the mood of his audience and his history of fighting for the battler have won him the highest journalistic awards and an AO.

But every weekday morning it’s a team effort.

The 3AW Mornings audience are Neil’s roving reporters, regularly calling in with breaking news and important tip-offs.

Sometimes they call to help interview the Prime Minister.
Sometimes they call for a laugh or a cry.
Sometimes they just want to let Neil know he’s wrong.

But it’s always about what Melbourne’s talking about.

Each week, Neil’s Most Valuable Player is awarded to the best caller or contributor to the program.

All weekly winners will go into Neil’s end-of-year draw, more here.

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A man is on the run after escaping from a youth justice facility in central Victoria. Shamus Touhy, 22, escaped from the Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre on Saturday night along with another inmate, 19-year-old Matthew Piscopo. Piscopo was found at a residential address in Ballarat this morning. “He was arrested peacefully,” Detective Inspector Anthony Vella […]

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It’s October 8, 1999. The internet is still pretty new, and the scammers are a bit more old-school. But, other than the form of communication, the tactics are very recognisable. “Every now and again we are sent copies of an international rort that’s been going on for a while,” Neil Mitchell tells his audience on […]

/ 08/10/2019

The Telegraph Hotel 2 Pakington Street, Geelong West. 5222 2471 When? July 8, 2022. VENUE At the Melbourne end of beautiful Pakington Street, Geelong West, the Telegraph is an imposing fixture in this popular street which is replete with dining options Art Deco exterior, lovely modern renovations inside, award winning rooftop terrace and bar looking […]

/ 29/07/2022

RED HOT TIP CONFIRMED There appears to be a push is underway to enforce mask mandates on public transport. A 3AW Mornings listener was on the 109 tram travelling from Port Melbourne to the CBD yesterday when ticket inspectors got on and checked Myki’s and policed masks. Those who weren’t wearing a mask were told […]

/ 04/08/2022
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Click PLAY above for full interview, her first in the 3AW studio with Neil Mitchell. Victorian Greens leader Samantha Ratnam has spruiked the virtues of multi-party governments in response to questions about forming a coalition with the Labor party. The party has new muscle after winning the seat of Northcote from the ALP in Saturday’s by-election. […]

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