Ho­ges girl in news

Townsville Bulletin - - LIFESTYLE - KRIS CRANE

YOU might not recog­nise her face just yet, but Queens­land’s new­est tele­vi­sion re­porter is used to be­ing in the spotlight. Af­ter all, she comes from Aussie showbiz roy­alty. Mylee Ho­gan is the grand­daugh­ter of Crocodile Dundee star and Aussie icon Paul Ho­gan.

Her big­gest fan, her “Pa”, is cheer­ing her on from his Los An­ge­les home as she starts work as Chan­nel 7 news­room’s latest re­cruit.

“He is al­ways telling peo­ple that his grand­daugh­ter is a re­porter and she does this and that I am go­ing to be a star one day,’’ said Mylee. ” It can be em­bar­rass­ing.” The daugh­ter of Ho­gan’s son Brett, Mylee has dis­tant mem­o­ries of be­ing caught up in her grand­fa­ther’s fame, walk­ing red car­pets with him when she was a lit­tle girl. “But to us he is just Pa,” Ho­gan said. “I was not old enough when all of that was so big, to re­alise he was who he is.”

The 24- year- old, who grew up in Syd­ney’s north­ern Beaches, made the move to Bris­bane this week.

But she says she won’t be re­ly­ing on her fa­mous name to get ahead.

Chan­nel 7 bosses didn’t know of her fa­mous roots when they gave her the job.

“I don’t go around telling peo­ple about it,” she said.

“I was al­ways taught to work for things, my sib­lings and I have never been handed things. “This is some­thing I want to do on my own.” Mylee says she’s a pas­sion­ate newshound. Af­ter work­ing for three years in re­gional news­rooms, this is her first metropoli­tan ap­point­ment.

“I love news, it is such an ex­cit­ing in­dus­try to work in,” she said.

NEWSHOUND: Mylee Ho­gan ( inset as a baby with ‘ Pa’) won’t use her pedi­gree to get ahead.

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