ABC & Fairfax Journalist Deborah Cameron Dies Age 60

ABC & Fairfax Journalist Deborah Cameron Dies Age 60
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Former ABC Sydney presenter and Fairfax journalist Deborah Cameron has died aged 60.

A former presenter on ABC 702 Sydney and Fairfax foreign correspondent, Cameron passed away after a long illness that followed an earlier battle with breast cancer.

Cameron’s current employer, communications firm KJA, issued the following statement on Cameron’s death via its executive, Kathy Jones.

“Deb was an amazingly talented woman,” Jones said. “When she joined KJA some seven years ago after leaving the ABC as their morning broadcaster, I remember saying that her arrival had instantly doubled the intellectual capital of the organisation. And this remained the case for whilst ever she was with us.

“I know, we will all miss her intelligence, inventiveness and innovative approach to her work, but we will also miss her warm spirit, love of life, and the guidance, wisdom and mentoring she provided to us all.”

Cameron’s husband Greg Earl told Fairfax Media his wife fought cancer to the very end. “From backing the Swans to shopping at the fish market, we didn’t know anyone who loved Sydney life like our best friend and mum. She fought cancer to the end to keep living that life.

“Thanks to staff at RPA Hospital, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and Sydney Local Health District,” Earl said.

ABC journalist Leigh Sales tweeted: “I was very saddened to learn on the weekend that former 702 presenter Deb Cameron had died after an illness. Every encounter I had with her, I walked away from thinking, ‘What a lovely, warm woman.'”

Media identity and ABC host Richard Glover said: “Deborah Cameron had such a huge heart and such a sharp mind. I cannot believe we have lost her. She longed, and worked hard, for a better Sydney. The main word for her – other than smart and funny – was sincere. She was such an enormously genuine person. What a loss.”

Wendy Harmer added:”I didn’t know Deb Cameron personally, but I can tell you she was extremely well regarded by her ABC Sydney colleagues as a friendly and generous soul. Determined and dedicated too.”

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