Vale Rebecca Wilson

Staff Writer

Veteran journalist Rebecca Wilson has passed away overnight aged 54.

Rebecca, who had a long, distinguished, successful, and at times controversial career given her outspoken style, also had a strong affinity with radio. She hosted Breakfast on Vega 95.3 (now smoothfm) with Tony Squires and Mikey Robbins, and made regular appearances on 2GB Sydney and SEN Melbourne of recent times.

Rebecca passed away after a private battle with breast cancer this morning surrounded by her family. 

Her husband John Hartigan, and sons Tom & WIll said:

“Our amazing Bec lost her long battle against breast cancer early today. Courage has always been a significant part of her DNA, no less in her desperate battle against her insidious disease.

We are so proud that she was so fearless in her chosen role as a sports journalist. She brushed aside evil trolls, bullies and organised crime figures to prosecute her craft.

She proved that women had an equally important role in sports journalism as her male counterparts. We dearly love and miss our Bec.”

RIP Bec Wilson.


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