In 1987, primarily through a body of work surrounding the world heritage listing of Kakadu National Park, I was the joint winner of the Electronic Journalist of the Year award for the Northern Territory.
I shared “The Eric” with my colleague Phil Smith, who had a reputation for the quirky stand-up.
The judging panel included John Lawrence, former president of the Australian Journalists Association, journalist and presenter Philip Adams, Alan Morris from the Chief Ministers office, and Peter Scott, the coordinator of the Journalism course at Darwin Institute of Technology.
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Talent: Liz McGrath, Reporter; Phil Smith, Reporter; Gerry Meyer, camera operator
( To air: ABC-TV News, 14 December 1987 )