Recognised and awarded broadcaster
Margaret Throsby is one of Australia’s most recognised and admired broadcasters. As the voice on ABC Classic FM’s Mornings, she has interviewed opinion makers, leaders and arts identities from across the country and the world.
A highly polished MC and host of corporate events with a commitment to thorough research, Margaret brings real knowledge of her guests to every occasion. With warmth and a genuine interest in people, she has her audience feeling immediately at ease. A consummate interviewer, whether she is working with high profile or lesser known people, she draws out remarkable stories for all to share.
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Margaret Throsby joined the ABC in 1967. During her career she has overcome major barriers to the accepted roles of women in broadcasting. She was the first woman to read national radio news and in 1978, the first woman to present national television news.
Margaret Throsby has interviewed high profile personalities that include the UN’s (and Australia’s) Richard Butler; John Pilger, Paul Davies, Tim Flannery, Jane Elliott, Lord Menuhin, Spike Milligan, Victoria de los Angeles and Bruce Beresford.
In recognition of her achievements, Margaret Throsby has received:
- Member of the Order of Australia
- Variety Club of Australia’s Radio Award
- Two Avion Awards for the best in the world in-flight programs (Qantas)
- The Golden Gavel Award presented by the Law Society of NSW for Excellence in Legal Reporting
- The Children’s Week Award for Services to Children – Media Award
- Rostrum Speaker of the Year
Margaret was fabulous as facilitator of the Open Forum session of our 2004 National Forum. She was warm and spontaneous and took the time to understand the issues raised by the audience and responses given by our panel. We would have no hesitation in recommending Margaret or considering her for other facilitation work with our organisation.
-The National Family Day Care Council of Australia
Margaret was an absolute delight, who kept the whole audience captivated for the duration of her talk.
-Charles Wentworth Private Hospital
Margaret is a wonderful public speaker - witty, erudite, amenable.