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Vale Leigh Maughan

NBN News has lost a member of its family – iconic sports broadcaster Leigh Maughan (OAM) who passed away overnight at the age of 84.

Leigh was a legendary presenter for NBN throughout the 70s and 80s and was also instrumental in establishing the Newcastle Knights.

The born and bred Novocastrian will be remembered as a much-loved larrikin and he’ll be sorely missed.

Natasha Beyersdorf:
“Leigh Maughan was a man of many passions from family to sport, and fortunately for us, NBN News. His quick wit and charm made him a favourite to viewers and his on-air quips are the stuff of legend here. Above all, I found him to be a true gentleman with a huge heart for everything Newcastle.” 
Gavin Morris:
“‘Legend’ gets thrown around too easily these days but Leigh is truly deserving of it. He leaves behind something beautiful for all Novocastrians. A true legacy. And a bloody good bloke!”

NBN News would like to offer its condolences to Leigh’s family and friends.

We’ll have a look back at his illustrious career – and his many memorable moments – tonight at six.


Delivering the highest quality local news, sport and weather, NBN News has played an important role in the lives of people across northern New South Wales for decades. Our talented team of journalists, producers and camera operators bringing you the stories that matter, seven days a week, 365 days a year, across both television and digital.

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