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Michael Schildberger

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Cause of death  Prostate cancer
Role  Journalist
Years active  1955–2010
Spouse(s)  Julia (deceased)
TV shows  A Current Affair
Name  Michael Schildberger

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Full Name  Michael Julius Schildberger
Born  4 April 1938 (1938-04-04) Berlin, Germany
Occupation  Journalist, broadcaster
Known for  Host of A Current Affair
Children  Tim, Kate, Nick and Amy Randi (stepdaughter)
Died  June 2, 2010, Prahran, Australia
Books  The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Secrets of Success: 12 Case Studies for Business and Personal Success
Awards  Logie Award for Best TV Interviewer

Education  Melbourne Grammar School

Michael Julius Schildberger (4 April 1938 – 2 June 2010) was an Australian journalist, radio and television presenter, and author. He is best known for hosting A Current Affair in the 1970s.


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Schildberger began his media career in 1955 when he joined The Sun News-Pictorial as a copy boy and subsequently became a cadet reporter.

In 1958 he moved to GTV 9 where he remained for the next twenty years. During the 1970s he was executive producer and national host of A Current Affair. For that role, he was awarded a 1976 Logie Award for Best TV Interviewer.

After leaving Channel 9, Schildberger worked for several years as Director of News for ATV 10 and FOX-FM. He then moved to Melbourne radio station 3LO where he hosted the morning program, with a short stint at 3DB.

In 1984 he founded the media production company Business Essentials.

Schildberger was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1997. He achieved remission, and became a strong advocate of positron emission tomography. The cancer returned in early 2010. Schildberger died at the Cabrini Hospital in Prahran on 2 June 2010.


  • The sorcerer's apprentice. Spectrum. 2000. ISBN 0-86786-300-5. 
  • Secrets of success. Information Australia. 2000. ISBN 1-86350-319-6. 
  • References

    Michael Schildberger Wikipedia

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