Tony was diagnosed 18 months ago but has only now gone public.
Prior to his television career, “Dicko” worked in radio. He’s a former Program Director of radio 4BH in Brisbane but is arguably best known as the breakfast Newsreader at 2UE where he was the first to break the news about the tragic Granville Train Disaster in 1977.
Tony pioneered Australian TV’s 6pm one-hour news format at SAS10 (now SAS7).
He’s best known as the frontman of Channel Ten’s Adelaide News in the 1980’s, working alongside Anne Wills, Jane Reilly and Anne Sanders – just to name a few.
Well Wishers can contact Scott Mayman – 4BC News Director. [email protected]
Scott worked with Tony in Sydney Radio and has been asked to act on behalf of the family.