Vale: Patricia Barraclough

Vale: Patricia Barraclough

Former ABC producer Patricia Barraclough, an original Lateline host and Australian Story, has died.

Yesterday Former Queensland Senator Cheryl Kernot posted on X, “My dear friend @PMBarraclough died yesterday. ‘Many of you appreciated her photography on here. She spent the last few days in a Canberra hospice with beautiful views of the lake & late spring greenery embracing her. I will miss her humour & wisdom enormously.”

Ms Barraclough (pictured left) spent four decades working in Australian television and radio.

She joined the ABC in the 1970s, working on daily current affairs program This Day Tonight.

She was an inaugural host of Lateline, alongside Kerry O’Brien, and was co-creator and first supervising producer of Australian Story.

Ms Barraclough spent 13 years working on 7.30 ACT, formerly Stateline ACT.

Kerry O’Brien said in 2014 that Ms Barraclough was “One of the very best I’ve worked with over nearly 50 years in journalism.”

Source: Daily Mail