ABC Radio Perth Breakfast presenter Russell Woolf dies
Long-time ABC Radio presenter Russell Woolf has died.
ABC colleague, radio presenter Geoff Hutchison, made the announcement on ABC Radio Perth this morning saying it had come as a huge shock.
“We have only just learnt of his passing in the last few hours and it’s sinking in,” he said.
“Everyone here at ABC Radio Perth is in shock and trying to make sense of it.
“Russell as you know is a much-loved and much-cherished part of our ABC family and we’re going to battle [to] find words for a while this morning.”
Woolf was the host of the Breakfast program in ABC Radio Perth, and had previously hosted the Drive program. His career with the national broadcaster spanned more than two decades.
WA premier Mark McGown described Woolf as a “radio legend” and said he was deeply saddened to hear of the death.
Woolf’s former Breakfast show co-presenter, Nadia Mitsopoulos, who now hosts Mornings, said on Twitter she was heartbroken.
This morning’s Breakfast program was hosted by Mitsopoulos, who at the time didn’t appear to know the news of Woolf. She opened the program saying she didn’t know how long she’d be in the slot and that Woolf was feeling a little unwell.