Peter Harvey

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Peter Harvey
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Peter Harvey in June 2012.
Peter Michael St Clair Harvey

(1944-09-16)16 September 1944
Died2 March 2013(2013-03-02) (aged 68)
St Leonards, New South Wales, Australia
Cause of deathPancreatic cancer
Years active1960–2013
Notable credit(s)
60 Minutes
The Guardian
The Daily Telegraph
Children2 (Adam and Claire)

Peter Michael St Clair Harvey (16 September 1944 – 2 March 2013) was an Australian journalist and broadcaster. He worked for the Nine Network for 38 years.

Career[change | change source]

Harvey began his career in journalism for the newspaper The Daily Telegraph. He won a Walkley Award in 1964.[1]

Harvey soon moved to radio journalism. He worked at radio stations 2UE and 2GB. He later moved to London, England and worked for BBC Radio. He then went on to The Guardian as where he won many awards. During the 1960s and/or early 1970s, he worked for Newsweek magazine in the United States. Here he worked as a reporter in Vietnam during the Vietnam War.[2]

In 1973, he returned to Australia to work for the Nine Network on television. During his early years at the network, he was a news director and reporter in Canberra for Nine News. He also worked for 60 Minutes.[3]

In 2001, he won a Centenary Medal. In April 2014, he was added to the Logie Hall of Fame.[4]

Personal life[change | change source]

Harvey was born in Bellevue Hill near Bondi in Sydney, New South Wales. He was married to Anne and had two children: a daughter (Claire) and a son (Adam). Both of his children went into journalism careers.[5]

Illness and death[change | change source]

In August 2012, Harvey was holidaying in Venice, Italy with his wife, when he found out that he had pancreatic cancer. It was made public on 11 October 2012.[6]

Harvey died on 2 March 2013 at the North Shore Private Hospital in St Leonards, Sydney. He was 68.[7][8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "One Plus One: Peter Harvey". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 19 April 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  2. "Peter Harvey". The Age. 2 March 2013. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  3. Leys, Nick (4 March 2013). "Storyteller with the voice of authority". The Australian. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  4. "Logies pay tribute to Peter Harvey". Nine Network. 27 April 2014. Archived from the original on 3 July 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  5. Harvey, Claire (3 March 2013). "Claire Harvey - goodbye my dear dad". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 30 June 2014.[permanent dead link]
  6. Meade, Amanda (11 October 2012). "Peter Harvey fighting pancreatic cancer". The Australian. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  7. Elder, John (2 March 2013). "Veteran TV reporter Peter Harvey has died, aged 68". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  8. King, Jennifer (3 March 2013). "Journalist Peter Harvey dies after battle with cancer". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 30 June 2014.

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