3AW’s Ross Warneke lost his battle with cancer last night. Warneke, 54, was the regular fill in presenter for Neil Mitchell as well a daily contributor with a television ratings segment each morning. Ross was also heard talking televison on various other Southern Cross stations around the nation.

Quite often when big stories around the nation and the globe were happening or breaking Neil Mitchell was on holidays and it was Ross who was in the chair doing the morning program. Port Arthur and Sept 11 are an example.

Away from the airwaves Ross Warneke was a longtime AGE journalist, writing a regular column in The Green Guide.

Vale Ross Warneke.