Nova 93.7’s Ellie Petricevic wins 30 Under 30 Readers’ Choice Award
Perth not only has the AFL Grand Final, but it now also houses the winner of Radio Today’s 30 Under 30 Readers’ Choice Award.
The hotly contested award has been taken out by Nova 93.7’s Breakfast newsreader, Ellie Petricevic.
Other finalists who generated a heap of votes included Anthony ‘TonyB’ Badolato, Emma Gillespie, Gemma Maddox and Felix Bray, and in total there were over 3,100 votes cast.
Petricevic has worked in both Sydney and Perth, and joined Perth’s #1 Breakfast show six years ago.
She said she’s proud to play a key role in representing and giving a voice to women under 30 on air, and is more than happy to share her skills.
“I often have broadcast journalism students join me in the newsroom for the duration of a Breakfast shift. I thoroughly enjoy showing them what a real morning in a fast-paced newsroom looks like, as it’s quite a unique job,” she said.
“Being a one-woman operation in the newsroom, I really enjoy sharing my experience with people wanting to get into the industry. I let them enjoy a practical approach to work experience, like writing traffic reports that will go to air or even reading some practice bulletins that I can give them feedback on. I find this a much more immersive introduction to the industry, rather than just sitting and watching.”
Petricevic said she wants a successful career in radio filled with longevity, enthusiasm and passion, and is very humbled to be recognised by her peers in this way.
“A massive thank you to everyone who voted,” she said.
“I am very grateful to be working with the best Breakfast team in Perth who’ve made coming to work (way before the crack of dawn) for the past six years so enjoyable. They constantly welcome me in as part of the on-air team, giving me a voice to represent women under 30 in the industry.
“It’s been a hugely important couple of years for news media as the world changes so drastically around us, so it really is a huge honour to receive this acknowledgment in 2021.”
Dave McClung, Nova 93.7 program director & market lead said he’s thrilled Petricevic has taken out the Readers’ Choice Award.
“Ellie’s become such an important part of our Breakfast show alongside Nathan, Nat & Shaun – she really is the voice of the Under 30s for the show. She’s loved by our listeners, and to see her receive this award with votes from her peers is great recognition of how brilliant Ellie is at her job,” he said.