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Neil Mitchell

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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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A senior Liberal MP has announced he is taking leave to focus on his mental health, in a move Neil Mitchell says is brave and positive to do in the public eye. Benambra MP Bill Tilley said in a statement he would be taking indefinite leave, as the events of 2020 including the bushfires have […]

/ 06/11/2020

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

Swiss Mountain Hotel Where? 3454 Midland Hwy, Blampied. 5345 7006 When? June 19, 2020. VENUE The Swiss Mountain Hotel (and Food Store) is genuinely one of a kind in Victoria’s pub ecosystem in 2020. Simply put, it doesn’t look like any others encountered, and ranks with the great Radio Springs in Lyonsville as having […]

/ 19/06/2020

AFL clubs are bracing for the possibility of member-only games next year. While the 2021 season is still months away, it’s feared the COVID-19 pandemic will mean crowds still won’t be back at capacity when next season begins. Richmond has already flagged it on the club website. It comes on the back of news crowds […]

/ 29/10/2020
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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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