Yvette Mooney, a popular television anchor in Perth who had been battling cancer for a very long time, passed away yesterday.
On Saturday night at the age of 58, the host from Channel Seven passed away while accompanied by his family.
The journalist, who first entered the living rooms of West Australians in 1984, stepped away from the cameras in 2008 following her diagnosis, which coincides with the tragic turn of events that has taken place since then.
What ensued was a private fight against her sickness that lasted for 16 years. Anchors at Channel Seven in Perth, Australia, Susannah Carr and Rick Ardon, who previously worked together, have paid respect to their former colleague, whom they describe as “the entire package.”
Carr said that not only was she an outstanding journalist but also a stunning young woman on the inside and out.
“Not only did she have a magnificent voice, but she also had a genuinely nice demeanour and was pleasant to be around,” people said.
Ardon remarked that the gifted journalist would be much missed by many people. Mooney began her career in the media by working as a reporter for 7NEWS.
After a while, she went to the news desk where she read weekend bulletins.
After becoming the first host of the current events show Today Tonight in 1995, she eventually went on to co-host Perth at Five with Basil Zempilas.
She is survived by her husband Phil and son Andre.