Leigh Hatcher is one of Australia’s most respected and experienced broadcast journalists.

He’s had a career of 40+ years in radio and television.

Leigh has a deep and intimate knowledge of Australian politics – having worked in the Canberra press gallery between 1975-1977 and 1981-1983.

He worked at the Seven Network in a range of capacities, including Canberra correspondent, Chief Olympic correspondent and European correspondent, based in London.

Leigh was also a senior presenter at Sky News for 13 years, as it led the whole emergence of ‘the 24-hour news cycle’.
For the last three years he has worked on ‘the other side’ of media as Director of Public Affairs, and senior consultant for HammondCare.

He has authored three books – including the Australian best-seller, ‘I’m Not Crazy, I’m Just a Little Unwell’.



A piece of Australian History...

The Dismissal of the Whitlam Government on November 11, 1975 was the most dramatic political event in the history of Australia’s Federation.

Leigh was in the very thick of it (pictured left with beard) on the steps of Parliament House as the sacked Prime Minister Gough Whitlam presented his famous speech to a huge crowd.