Geoff Crane

Geoff Crane

My current job is.....Director/Operations at SKY NEWS based in Parliament House, Canberra.

My first job was......Working in my parents take-away before and after school and during the holidays – somewhat a drag!  My first job in the industry was as a sound operator at Capital 7 in Canberra in the mid- 80’s.

At school I was known for......Being a bit of a goof ball – not knowing what I was going to do when I left school! (Definitely wasn’t going to work in a takeaway!)

The TV show I can’t miss is......Anything about science discoveries or military history.

My secret guilty pleasure is......Chocolate – by the block!

It’s not cool but......I rarely finish a third beer and I tend to remember people’s names the day after I meet them! (Doh)

Friends say I......Work too hard and long.

The new TV show I’d like to commission is.......An end of week political interview show during parliamentary sitting weeks set in a club bar that doesn’t start until an hour after drinks are served. Like ‘Cheers’ with a no-spin zone... Politics with Peanuts and Pilsner! (Only two beers for me though!)

The thing I most love about our industry is.......The diversity of work, location and situations I’ve been lucky to experience and the talented group of people both on and behind the camera that I’ve had the privilege to experience it with.

It’s a great job!!