Neil Wilson is a journalist for Melbourne’s Herald Sun, who recently made the jump from print to online. Since starting his career in Melbourne in 1979 he has covered most rounds, particularly crime and industrial, been a Deputy COS, Opinion Editor and reported from around Australia and overseas.
During a stint in Sydney during the late 1980s he covered both the Kempsey bush crash and Newcastle earthquake within a week of each other, reported the Sydney Swans at rock bottom and the courtroom demise of their ex-owner Dr Geoffrey Edelsten.
In journalistic middle-age, Wilson was conscripted to report the ``old Diggers round’‘.
It led him to walk the Kokoda Track with Bronwyn Bishop for 60th anniversary of the battles, brave the cold at Gallipoli for the 90th anniversary dawn service and slip into the VIP enclosure in Normandy during 60th anniversary celebrations of D-Day.
Before demobbing himself he also assisted in bringing to light the fate of hundreds of missing WWI Diggers at Fromelles in France, whose bodies are now being recovered.
Wilson has been a solid Carlton supporter since age 10, witnessing the 1972, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1987 and 1995 flag victories but enduring the latter years of John Elliott’s presidency and recent lean seasons with customary club stoicism.
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