Derryn Hinch

Australian Journalist + Tv and Radio Broadcaster
Born Feb 9, 1944

Derryn Nigel Hinch is an Australian media personality, best known for his work on Melbourne radio. He was the host of 3AW's drive time radio show until December 2012 and he is currently National Public Affairs commentator for the Seven Network. He has also been a police reporter, foreign correspondent, newspaper editor, television show host, actor (usually playing as himself) novelist and vintner.… Read More

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  • Derryn Hinch Names Sex Abusers In Maiden Speech The Australian
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  • Election 2016: Senate Changeover Signals Wild Ride For Democracy The Australian Financial Review
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  • Hinch Jailed For Not Paying Fine The Australian
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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Derryn Hinch.


1944 Birth Born on February 9, 1944.


1960 16 Years Old Hinch began his career at the age of 15 with the Taranaki Herald in New Plymouth, New Zealand in 1960.
1963 19 Years Old In 1963, he came to Australia on the MV Wanganella and joined The Sun in Sydney.


1966 22 Years Old By 1966 he had become a foreign correspondent for the Fairfax organisation, and in New York became bureau chief in 1972. … Read More


1976 32 Years Old Hinch returned to Sydney and was editor of The Sun in 1976-1977.
1982 38 Years Old Hinch hosted Beauty and the Beast on the Seven Network between 1982 and 1983.
1983 39 Years Old …  They were first married in 1983 and remained so for 13 years before divorcing in 1996; they remarried in 1997 before divorcing again in 1998.


1987 43 Years Old 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 a year. … Read More
2000 56 Years Old …  He also appeared as himself, in a minor role, in the film The Wog Boy with Nick Giannopoulos, in 2000, and made cameo appearances on Fast Forward.


2004 - 2006 3 More Events
On 4 March 2007, he revealed on 60 Minutes he had been suffering from advanced cirrhosis of the liver, and that a tumour had been found on his liver.
2010 - 2011 4 More Events
2012 68 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In August 2012, it was announced Hinch's contract would not be renewed by 3AW, and he would be replaced by financial commentator Tom Elliott.
2013 69 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2013 Hinch wrote that after 30 years the woman had contacted him and said he was wrong about her age. … Read More
…  In January 2014, Hinch was found in contempt of court and served a 50-day prison sentence.
2015 71 Years Old 1 More Event
From February 2015, Hinch hosted a twice weekly news opinion program, Hinch Live, over the weekend on Sky News Australia.
Hinch was elected to the senate representing Victoria as the head of "Derryn Hinch's Justice Party" at the 2016 federal election.
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