Mario D’Orazio was managing director of Channel Seven Perth. After a period working as a schoolteacher, working in country areas of Western Australia, he 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. In June 2011, Mr D’Orazio was appointed to his role as managing director of Channel Seven Perth; he is also a member of the Telethon Trust board and chairman of the Perth Art Foundation. In December 2018 he retired from Channel Seven and from Telethon.