Former TV journalist and newsreader Barry McQueen has died at the age of 82.
Born in Sydney, McQueen began studying medicine at Sydney University but later opted for a career in radio announcing. He later became a newsreader and presenter for ABC and GTV9 and worked overseas at the BBC.
He was appointed as newsreader for ATV0 (now Ten) prior to its debut in August 1964. He also co-hosted the channel’s opening night prelude (with fellow station personality Nancy Cato) and its first current affairs show, an interview program called The Pacemakers.
He later appeared on Jimmy Hannan‘s Tonight show and hosted and produced ATV0’s weekly current affairs program Dateline which ran for three years from February 1970.
Source: TV Times, 26 August 1964. TV Times, 20 January 1973. TV Tonight.