Board Member / Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
After a period working as a schoolteacher and in country areas of Western Australia, Mario D'Orazio moved into the newspaper & media industry where he spent almost 10 years as a food and wine writer, political reporter, and also covered WAFL football for the Daily News and Weekend News. This was followed by a short stint in radio at ABC 720 before he launched into a career in commercial television.
Mr D’Orazio was a news and current affairs reporter until appointed founding executive producer of Today Tonight in Perth. He was also the managing director of Channel Seven Perth for over 7 years, a member of the Telethon Trust board, and chair of the Perth Art Foundation. In December 2018, he retired from Channel Seven and from Telethon.