Who’s Who latest edition – interviews available

3AW Breakfast host, Ross Stevenson, has been added to this year’s edition of Who’s Who in Australia, which has just been released.

The brand new edition of Who’s Who in Australia hits the shelves today (22 November 2004), with a total of 506 biographies of notable Australians being added to the 2005 edition.

The new entrants range from royalty (Princess Mary of Denmark) to comedians (Gina Riley, Jane Turner, Glenn Robbins and Magda Szubanski), from fashion models (Sarah O’Hare and Megan Gale) to Nobel prize winners (John Maxwell Coetzee), from CEOs (John Stewart, National Australia Bank) to paralympians (Tim Sullivan and Amy Winters), from Academy Award winners (Adam Elliot) to AFL coaches (Leigh Matthews).

The ABC’s Chris Masters is also a new addition this year, joining other radio and tv personalities added over the past few years, including:
Tim Lane – Sports Commentator (2004 edition), Steve Price – Radio 2UE (Sydney) (2003 edition), Red Symons – Radio 774 ABC Melbourne (2003 edition), Jon Faine – Radio 774 ABC Melbourne (2003 edition), Tony Delroy – ABC Radio (2003 edition), Rove McManus – Radio/TV Host (2003 edition), Macca (Ian McNamara) – “Australia All Over” ABC Radio (2002 edition), Geraldine Doogue – ABC Radio (2000 edition) and Neil Mitchell – 3AW Melbourne (1997 edition).

“Who’s Who in Australia is a permanent biographical dictionary of Australians who have made a significant contribution to public life in this country,” says Editor, Catherine De Micheli, who is available for interview about the new edition.

She has told radioinfo: “Who’s Who in Australia is an invaluable research tool for the radio industry, containing biographical information on the individuals that make Australia what it is today.

“The book can greatly assist journalists when preparing for interviews, providing an historical perspective of eminent people’s careers as well as listing their personal and contact details.

“The 2005 edition of the book contains almost 13,000 eminent Australians from every walk of life.”

De Micheli says a listing in the prestigious reference book is by invitation only and is earned by merit. Over the years, the types of people who are considered notable and therefore who have been included in Who’s Who in Australia has changed.

Leading comedians, musicians, artists and sports stars now populate the book, marking a break from its origins when Fred Johns in 1906 “refrained from singling out any of our champions of sport.”

The book is a definitive publication and serves a valuable purpose as a historical reference. Like a ‘social time capsule’, when Who’s Who in Australia goes to press each year it takes a snapshot of Australian life.

Renowned for the meticulous accuracy of its research, the book also serves as a valuable networking tool, enabling users to source information about today’s prominent Australians.”

De Micheli, who has worked on five editions of Who’s Who in Australia, says: “There are no restrictions on sex or age and while entrants need not be born in Australia, only those who contribute to Australian life on a national or international level are included.”

Editor Catherine De Micheli is available for interview and can provide lists of new entrants in the 2005 edition of Who’s Who in Australia, including breakdowns by state, category and sex.

For radio interviews, contact Catherine De Micheli directly:

Phone: (03) 9321 2069 or Email: [email protected]

Or through media liaison contact: Ruth Beran, Phone: (03) 9321 2084