Doug Aiton is one of the best-known and most respected interviewers in Melbourne, both on radio and in print. For 10 years he was the popular and high-rating host of 3LO's 'Drive Time' programme, during which he developed 'Favourites', a one-hour interview with local and international celebrities.
Since The Sunday Age was launched in 1989, Doug has been contributing a weekly 2000-word interview, 'Conversations', an in depth profile of famous people—which has led to the publication of two books. In 'Conversations' the range of celebrities is vast and includes politicians, film stars, writers, sporting identities and business tycoons.
Doug has had considerable experience in the three different corridors of the print, visual and aural media. With an impressive journalistic background, beginning with his cadetship at the Melbourne Herald, he has worked for The Age, The London Times and The Bulletin.
Whether he is speaking about his experiences in the world of media—it's differences and difficulties—or life at The Times, or perhaps sharing the fascinating anecdotes of the most interesting people he has interviewed—such as Barry Humphries, Spike Milligan, James Stewart, Sir Robert Helpmann, Bob Hawke and Sophia Loren - Doug Aiton's presentations are always popular and successful with his audiences.
Doug Aiton travels from AustraliaAustralia
- In Conversation with Doug Aiton
- The Many Faces of Australia