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He 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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Tennis players have “learned” their lesson from COVID-19 and won’t let Australia down if allowed into the country for the Australian Open next year, says tennis commentator Craig Gabriel. He told Neil Mitchell it was “crucial” the tournament went ahead, despite the risks associated with flying players and coaches in from all over the globe. […]

/ 27/11/2020

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

Great Western Hotel 110 Inglis Street, Ballan. 5368 2492 When? November 20, 2020. VENUE Trading for as little as two weeks, the renovated and remodelled Great Western Hotel Ballan (GWB) has hit the ground running. To assemble a great team working the floor, having a gorgeous colourful and bright front bar and then backing […]

/ 26/11/2020

RED HOT TIP CONFIRMED Camping at three popular campgrounds on the Mornington Peninsula will resume sooner than initially planned, due to Victoria’s success fighting COVID-19. Camping on the foreshore at Rye, Rosebud and Sorrento will be permitted from January 2. A ban on camping at the foreshore sites was previously expected to last until February. […]

/ 27/11/2020
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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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