Newsreader Peter Mitchell celebrates major milestone at Channel Seven


A year to remember! Newsreader Peter Mitchell celebrates major milestone at Channel Seven – as his daughter Maisie turns 21


Peter Mitchell has two reasons to celebrate. 

This year, he has become Channel Seven’s  longest serving newsreader, having spent 21 years at the network. 

The 61-year-old’s daughter, Maisie, also turned 21 earlier this year, in March. 

Doing well: Peter Mitchell (pictured) has two reasons to celebrate. This year, he has become Channel Seven's longest serving newsreader, having spent 21 years at the network

Doing well: Peter Mitchell (pictured) has two reasons to celebrate. This year, he has become Channel Seven’s longest serving newsreader, having spent 21 years at the network

Peter had started his run at the network in November 2000, just a few months after Maisie was born.

‘It’s an interesting milestone, something I never thought I’d get to and to be the longest serving news presenter at Seven is something I’m very proud of,’ he told The Herald Sun on Sunday. 

He added: ‘It’s been a wild ride, no doubt about it, never a dull moment.’ 

Growing up! The 61-year-old's daughter, Maisie (pictured), also turned 21 earlier this year

Growing up! The 61-year-old’s daughter, Maisie (pictured), also turned 21 earlier this year

Sweet: Peter had started his run at the network in November 2000, just a few months after Maisie was born

Sweet: Peter had started his run at the network in November 2000, just a few months after Maisie was born

Peter went on to say that he’s had a rare career in the sense that he has had just two roles for over four decades. 

‘I’ve only worked in two newsrooms, it’s quite bizarre, you say that to people that you’ve only had two bosses and been in the business for 44 years now — I pinch myself all the time to think how did this unfold and I just love it,’ he said. 

The news anchor lives in Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula with his wife Philippa and their five children.  

'It's an interesting milestone, something I never thought I'd get to and to be the longest serving news presenter at Seven is something I'm very proud of,' he told The Herald Sun on Sunday

‘It’s an interesting milestone, something I never thought I’d get to and to be the longest serving news presenter at Seven is something I’m very proud of,’ he told The Herald Sun on Sunday

In June, Peter suffered a live TV gaffe when, while presenting the 6pm news bulletin, the journalist took a sip of water but didn’t realise the cameras were still rolling.

He was unaware he was on air and thought it was a commercial break.

A producer could then be heard saying something off camera and Peter looked visibly shocked as he quickly set the bottle aside and read the next segment. 

At the end of the package, Peter told viewers: ‘Just having a drink of water.’ 

Oops! In June, Peter suffered a live TV gaffe when, while presenting the 6pm news bulletin, the journalist took a sip of water but didn't realise the cameras were still rolling

Oops! In June, Peter suffered a live TV gaffe when, while presenting the 6pm news bulletin, the journalist took a sip of water but didn’t realise the cameras were still rolling

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