Carrie Bickmore recognised in Queen’s Birthday honours

The Hit Network’s Carrie Bickmore is among a handful of media identities to figure in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honour’s List.

The co-host of the Carrie & Tommy Show, the Gold Logie winner was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM).

It recognises her service to broadcast media and brain cancer awareness.

It was the same honour awarded to the ABC’s Leigh Sales, former broadcaster and ABC board member Janine Walker, former TV and radio presenter Ken Sutcliffe and Tasmanian journalist Judy Tierney.

AFTRS’ former Head of Radio Lisa Sweeney also received an OAM for service to broadcast media.

Jane Caro was made a Member (AM) in the general division for “significant service to the broadcast media as a journalist, social commentator and author”

But Australia’s highest civilian award went to journalist and current chair of the ABC, Ita Buttrose.

She’s been made a Companion (AC) in the General Division for “eminent service to community through leadership in the media, the arts, and the health sector, and as a role model”.

Congratulations to all those recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honour’s List.

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