Prominent news man breakfast guest

TIME is running out to secure your tickets to the 2010 Warwick Business Breakfast next Wednesday.

The Courier Mail and Sunday Mail editor-in-chief and former Warwick Daily News cadet David Fagan will be the guest of honour.

Mr Fagan started his newspaper career in Warwick back in the 1960s, delivering the afternoon papers up and down Palmerin Street.

He later joined the Warwick Daily News as a cadet journalist in 1978.

“It's great to be able to get a newspaper figure as prominent as David Fagan back to Warwick,” Warwick Chamber of Commerce president John Randall said.

“As a journalist, David's been involved in many of the big Queensland stories such as the Fitzgerald Inquiry into police corruption, the Fine Cotton racehorse ring-in scandal and many other major state events.

“David told me that one of his best lessons in reporting came from covering the races at Allman Park Racecourse Warwick where he had to make sense of something he had no idea about or interest in. The tricks he learnt there have served him ever since.”

Mr Fagan was appointed as editor-in-chief of Queensland Newspapers after almost eight years as editor of the Courier-Mail.

He has been a journalist since 1978, most of that time at either The Courier-Mail or The Australian, and brings a wealth of knowledge of the print media industry.

The last Warwick Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast, featuring Bank of Queensland CEO David Liddy, sold out in the first few days.

The 2010 Business Breakfast will be held at Rupert's Bar and Grill at the Coachman's Inn on July 14 at 7am for a 7.30am start.

Tickets are $37.50 each and bookings are essential by phone on 46602100.

For further information, contact John Randall on 46617332.



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