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6PR Mornings with Gary Adshead

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Gary Adshead has been a journalist in print, radio or television for the past 29 years and joins 6PR after almost a decade at The West Australian.

He began his career after finishing at Balcatta Senior High School and moving to New Zealand where he worked voluntarily for Auckland radio station.

During the same year ? 1984 – he was employed at a regional newspaper and after almost 12 months he moved back to Auckland and the Sunday News.

He returned to Perth via an eventful yacht trip in 1986 and went on to work for Community Newspapers and then The West Australian.

In 1990, he began a television career that included Channel 10, Channel 9 and Channel 7, both as a reporter and chief of staff.

His television news reporting experiences, included coverage of the dramatic Southern Ocean search for yachtsman Tony Bullimore.

Gary was the only television reporter onboard the navy ship when Bullimore was rescued and his broadcasts went around the world.

He was also the reporter for Channel 9’s A Current Affair during the controversial rescue of lost American Robert Bogucki in the desert east of Broome.

In 2000, Gary joined The Sunday Times and three years later he hosted the Drive program at 6PR.

Over almost three decades Gary has won numerous awards for breaking exclusive stories about organised crime, politics, sport and business in WA.

in 2013 he was part of The West Australian team of reporters to win the WA Media Awards Print prize for their exclusive on the identity of the man whose head was found inside a plastic bag on Rottnest Island.