Former television newsreader Russell Goodrick has died after a short illness.
His sons Tom and Rodney issued a statement on Facebook, stating that Goodrick had fallen ill to severe form of pancreatitis in January. Despite a recovery from surgery, he was soon admitted back to hospital.
Goodrick’s media career began at Sydney radio station 2GB in 1964. He then worked in London, including as a DJ at Harrods’ “Way In Boutique”, before moving into television at Harlech TV in Wales.
He moved to Perth in 1974 for a brief stint at TVW7, before joining STW9. At Nine he became the station’s chief newsreader for six years, winning a TV Week Logie Award for Most Popular Male Personality In Western Australia in 1984.
In 1985 he launched MRG International as an independent marketing, promotions and public relations company. The company grew to incorporate television production in 1996, and launching MRGTV in 2009.