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Mike Carlton

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In a working life of more than fifty years, Mike Carlton was one of Australia's best-known media figures in radio, television and newspapers.


Beginning as a cadet journalist at the ABC, he became a war correspondent in Vietnam and for three years was the ABC's Bureau Chief in Jakarta. He also reported for the ABC from London, New York and major Asian capitals. In television, he worked on the ABC's groundbreaking This Day Tonight current affairs program in the 1970s and for Nine Network News and A Current Affair.


In 1980 Mike turned to talk radio, first at Sydney's 2UE and then 2GB, and later at London’s LBC Newstalk 97.3FM, where he won a coveted Sony Radio Academy award in 1993 for Britain's best talk breakfast show. His radio satire on current affairs, Friday News Review, was ‘must listening’ in Australia and the UK.


For many years he wrote a popular weekly column for the Sydney Morning Herald.


Mike has had a life-long passion for naval history and is the author of Cruiser, First Victory, Flagship and The Scrap Iron Flotilla.

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