Vale Peter Harvey

Channel 9 news reporter Peter Harvey has passed away aged 68 .

Harvey was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in October but was positive to the end, telling an interviewer that he would hang on to the possibility that “things are going to be better, not worse.

“I don’t want worries about my day, ruining my tomorrows.”

Harvey was a journalist for 50 years, first with The Daily Telegraph and then with Newsweek and the Guardian, but it was at the Nine Network in 1975 that he found his home.

“This is the saddest of days for the Nine Network,” says Nine chief executive, David Gyngell. “Peter Harvey – Harves as he is known to everyone – is and will remain an indelible part of Nine.”

Harvey has covered politics, wars, and human tragedy, and has been a mentor to generations of journalists. His children, of whom he was extremely proud, have followed in his footsteps.

Claire Harvey is the deputy editor of The Sunday Telegraph, and Adam Harvey is a journalist with ABC’s 7.30.

Claire said her father thanked the public for their good wishes during his last days. “Dad is comfy, and smiling, in hospital with our mum Anne holding his hand,” she wrote on Twitter. “He asked me to thank everyone for the love.”

Peter Harvey is known as a beautiful writer, an incisive newsman and a talented storyteller, but he will best be remembered for his voice, one that his Nine colleagues described as the ‘voice of God

Peter Harvey is survived by his wife, Anne, his children Claire and Adam, and his grandson Rory.

Source Daily Telegraph