Hoges girl in news
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.