John Crook, best known as a television personality in Brisbane, has passed away in Geelong at the age of 76.
A former radio announcer, Crook’s television career began in Bendigo at BCV8 in the early 1960s. He then moved to Hobart’s TVT6, where he won a TV Week Logie award for Most Popular Male Personality in Tasmania.
His next move was to Brisbane, hosting the morning program A Crook Affair (later The John Crook Show) on TVQ0 (now Ten) for over a decade.
During the 1980s he hosted travel programs Top End Down Under and The Down Under Show before being appointed Deputy Commissioner of the Queensland Pavilion at World Expo in Brisbane in 1988.
Crook later formed a public relations company and continued to produce food and travel programs for radio.
John Crook is survived by wife Leonie and children Wes, Andrew and Donna.