Peter Luck, the acclaimed journalist, author, producer and presenter died overnight at the age of 73.
ABC Managing Director Michelle Guthrie said: “Peter Luck was a trailblazing journalist who became a role model to generations of reporters and was also loved and respected by audiences.
“He made a huge contribution to the ABC in his early career and remains forever part of the fabric of the national broadcaster. All ABC staff join me in paying our respects to Peter and passing on our deepest sympathies to his family.”
Director News Gaven Morris paid tribute to Peter’s pioneering work, which included reporting for iconic ABC current affairs programs This Day Tonight and Four Corners.
“Peter was an extremely talented broadcaster with a natural warmth and accessibility that Australians immediately responded to,” he said. “His wonderful conversational tone – actually a rare ability – made everyone feel like he was talking directly to us.
“His legacy lives on at the ABC and he will not be forgotten.”
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