Derryn Hinch

Reporter + Radio Announcer + Foreign Correspondent
Born Feb 9, 1944
Age 71

Derryn Nigel Hinch is an Australian media personality best known for his work on Melbourne radio. He is currently the host of 3AW's drive time radio show. He has also been a police reporter, foreign correspondent, newspaper editor, television show host, novelist and vintner.… Read More

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1944 Birth Born on February 9, 1944.


1982 38 Years Old Hinch hosted Beauty and the Beast on the Seven Network between 1982 and 1983.From 1987 to 1991, Hinch hosted his own current affairs show on the Seven Network titled Hinch, which later moved to Network Ten where it ran from 1992-1994.


1994 50 Years Old In 1994, Hinch joined the Nine Network and hosted The Midday Show for approximately a year. … Read More


2006 62 Years Old Hinch has been married four times, including twice to Australian actress Jacki Weaver. He married Chanel Hayton in February 2006. … Read More
On 30 July 2007, John Laws and Hinch attended the 40 Years of Radio Legends, after which Hinch complained the "event had been turned into a tribute to Laws", among other comments which caused ill feeling between the two.
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On 20 September 2010, Hinch confirmed the liver cancer diagnosis, and said that he expected to undergo surgery to remove a third of his liver, and that this would take him off-air for several weeks. … Read More
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In June 2011, he was convicted of breaching suppression orders against the names of two sex offenders, and was subsequently sentenced to five months home detention.
Hinch is due to complete his contract with 3AW in December, 2012, and it will not be renewed.
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