ABC newsreader Jim Graham dies aged 63

Staff Writer

ABC Radio Melbourne’s afternoon newsreader, Jim Graham, passed away late last year, aged 63.

He had been with the station for over 20 years, but had also worked at 3MP, 3UZ, 3GL, 3BO and the ABC in Queensland.

He suffered a heart attack late last year and had been recovering in hospital and at home until his untimely death.

The ABC’s Michael Rowland said Graham was a “beautiful soul” with a “mellifluous voice”.

Many friends and colleagues remembered him for his generous nature and unparalleled presentation skills.

“Jim’s lovely baritone brought radio news to listeners across Victoria for more than 20 years,” the ABC said in a statement.

“Off-air, he was a dedicated and talented radio news sub who mentored and trained generations of young reporters.

“Most importantly, Jim was a gentleman. He was always kind and generous with his time and never failed to ask how your day was going.”

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Robert Gibbs
7 Jan 2021 - 12:13 pm

I’m very saddened to read this news wondering why I wasn’t hearing him read the news on ABC Classic. Vale Jim.


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