Radio news legend Glenn Daniel will release his autobiography News Time – A Life in Radio on Friday 9 March.
The book details a career spanning seven iconic radio newsrooms and shares stories of behind-the-scenes events from 1982 to 2017.
Glenn’s career has covered historic world events including reporting from the killing fields of Rwanda in 1994, the 9-11 tragedy in 2001 and being on the finish line as Cathy Freeman won gold at the Sydney Olympics.
Glenn now presents the news on smoothfm 95.3 and joins Bogart Torelli as co-host of the More Music Breakfast Show.
He began as a cadet reporter at 2WS and has since held the position of News Director at four of Sydney’s key radio stations (2SM, WSFM, 2Day-FM and Triple M) and spent 10 years as Group News Director of the Australian Radio Network.
News Time – A Life in Radio includes the first walk over the arch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge by media crews, loaded with recorders, cameras and no safety harness, almost a decade before Bridge Climb.
He also documents joining the Australian Navy on board the HMAS Adelaide as they returned from the first Gulf War and being courtside as Boris Becker and Martina Navratilova won Wimbledon.
Glenn said, “It’s been a wonderful trip down memory lane from raw beginnings to covering big stories with extraordinary people over four decades. Oh, and too many early alarms, bad coffee, permanent jet lag and those crazy dreams where everything goes wrong live on air.”
Georgie Gardner, host of Channel Nine’s Today Show, got her break in Sydney media when Glenn employed her in the 2Day FM newsroom in 1994.
Georgie has written the foreword for News Time – A Life in Radio and recounts her experience being mentored by Glenn while covering the Port Arthur Massacre in Tasmania.
Georgie said, “There are countless people across all sectors of the media who, like me, consider Glenn to be their mentor. It was a privilege to work alongside one of the most accomplished, respected and decent men in the industry and it was an honour to be given the opportunity to express my gratitude for Glenn in his book”
Glenn is a three-time winner of Commercial Radio Australia’s Best News Presenter and in 2014 won the Brian White Memorial Award for Excellence in Journalism.
News Time – A Life in Radio goes on sale on Friday 9 March at www.newstime.media.
Having survived cancer and open heart surgery, all profits from the sale of Glenn Daniel’s autobiography will be donated to the Cardiac Research Unit at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, for its world-first valve replacement program without open heart surgery