Mike Osborne retires as AAP editor after 35 years

After 35 years with newswire agency AAP, editor Mike Osborne is retiring in November.

The announcement:

AAP Editor Mike Osborne retires on November 30, after 35 years with the national newswire agency.

With postings to London and Beijing; reporting, producing then managing coverage of six Olympic Games; and a dozen federal budgets under his belt, the 57 year-old plans overseas travel with wife and former News Corp, and ABC executive Louise Evans “and will maybe write a book”.

“Mike has been the lifeblood of the operation and its conscience,” Editor in Chief Tony Gillies said. “His energy, commitment and positivity is peerless and we are sad to be losing him.”

Osborne said: “AAP has been a lifetime commitment for me and I have enjoyed every minute, with my colleagues feeling more like family and friends than fellow workers.

Source: AAP media release


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