John Tingle, father of leading political journalist Laura and former Sydney radio star, dies aged 90

John Tingle, the daddy of distinguished Aussie media character Laura, died on Friday aged 90, his daughter revealed in a social media put up. 

Tingle, who labored as a broadcaster for greater than 50 years, was remembered as an ‘wonderful journalist’.

Ms Tingle, the chief political correspondent for ABC’s 7.30 program, took to Twitter on Saturday to announce her father’s passing. 

‘John Saxon Tingle, November 2 1931 – August 5 2022, Love you Dadda,’ her tweet learn. 

John Tingle, who died at the age of 90 on Friday, with his daughter Laura, ABC 7.30's chief political correspondent

John Tingle, who died on the age of 90 on Friday, along with his daughter Laura, ABC 7.30’s chief political correspondent

Laura Tingle took to social media to announce that her father, John Tingle (pictured), a former leading radio presenter, had died on Friday

Laura Tingle took to social media to announce that her father, John Tingle (pictured), a former main radio presenter, had died on Friday

John Tingle (pictured in 1985 celebrating a move to the afternoon slot at 2GB) worked as a broadcaster for more than 50 years

John Tingle (pictured in 1985 celebrating a transfer to the afternoon slot at 2GB) labored as a broadcaster for greater than 50 years

Social media customers had been fast to supply condolences to Ms Tingle, commenting on how proud he will need to have been of his well-known daughter and recalling reminiscences of listening to him when he was one in all Sydney’s main talkback hosts. 

‘I bear in mind his wonderful journalism. Vale,’ mentioned one.

‘He has a stunning, variety face. My Dadda was born in 1929, so related age. I hope his life was stuffed with pleasure,’ one supporter mentioned. 

Mr Tingle (pictured, with former Prime Minister Bob Hawke, right, in 1984) worked at 2GB during the 1980s and '90s

Mr Tingle (pictured, with former Prime Minister Bob Hawke, proper, in 1984) labored at 2GB in the course of the Nineteen Eighties and ’90s

Tingle was born in Edgecliff in 1931 and have become a journalist on the ABC 20 years later, at one level changing into chief of employees of the ABC News Service. 

He ventured into business radio in 1969, going onto work for 2UE, 2SM in Sydney, 3AW in Melbourne and 4BK in Brisbane, earlier than returning to Sydney to work at 2GB and 2CH. 

In 1992, Tingle entered politics when based the Australian Shooters Party in opposition to tighter NSW gun legal guidelines, saying he represented accountable gun homeowners who posed no risk to anybody. 

He was additionally a notable opponent of former Prime Minister John Howard’s gun reforms after the Port Arthur bloodbath in 1996, the place 35 folks misplaced their lives.

John Tingle (pictured in 1987) said he was a 'journalist, not a politician' after he had served 11 years in the NSW upper house

John Tingle (pictured in 1987) mentioned he was a ‘journalist, not a politician’ after he had served 11 years within the NSW higher home

He went on to serve 11 years within the NSW higher home till he was identified with prostate most cancers in 2005, which sparked his resignation from the celebration the next 12 months. 

‘What I’m making an attempt to do is get my life again’, he advised Port Macquarie News.

‘I had 46 years and three days within the media earlier than this and I actually thought I knew parliament as a result of I had lined it … nevertheless it’s been greater than a steep studying curve, it has been a steep, vertical climb.

‘I will not overlook in a rush, it has been torturous at occasions … I’m a journalist not a politician.

A father to Peter, Laura and Sally, Tingle loved pictures, classical and jazz music and capturing throughout his life. 

Mr Tingle ventured into politics in 1992, founding the Australian Shooters Party in opposition to tighter gun laws in NSW and saying he represented gun owners who did not pose a threat to anyone (pictured in a Sydney gun shop in 1992)

Mr Tingle ventured into politics in 1992, founding the Australian Shooters Party in opposition to tighter gun legal guidelines in NSW and saying he represented gun homeowners who didn’t pose a risk to anybody (pictured in a Sydney gun store in 1992)