But­trose to visit Hor­sham

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Na­tional media icon Ita But­trose OBE will visit the Wim­mera next week to of­fi­cially open a new-look Hor­sham Price­line Phar­macy.

The award-win­ning jour­nal­ist and tele­vi­sion per­son­al­ity will en­gage vis­i­tors to the phar­macy with a ques­tion and an­swer ses­sion be­fore walk­ing through the newly ex­tended store.

Hor­sham Price­line owner Stu­art Hall said But­trose’s ap­pear­ance was a won­der­ful coup for the town.

“Among her many sig­nif­i­cant com­mu­nity roles, Ita is a cham­pion of Price­line’s Sis­ter­hood Foun­da­tion which is how we have been able to coax her to our re­gion,” he said.

“She is re­ally an Aus­tralian icon who is loved by ev­ery­one so we are ex­tremely chuffed that she is pay­ing us a visit.”

But­trose is a pre­sen­ter on Chan­nel Ten’s morn­ing pro­gram Stu­dio 10 and has had a long and dis­tin­guished ca­reer as a jour­nal­ist and pre­sen­ter.

She be­gan her ca­reer at Syd­ney’s Daily Telegraph and was 23 when she was ap­pointed its women’s edi­tor. In 1972 But­trose and her boss Sir Frank Packer launched Aus­tralian women’s mag­a­zine Cleo and she quickly gained na­tional at­ten­tion as its found­ing edi­tor.

Four years later she was ap­pointed edi­tor in chief of both Cleo and Aus­tralian Wom­ens Weekly and in 1981 she be­came edi­tor of the Daily Telegraph.

Ita But­trose

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