One of Australian media's biggest names has backed the credentials of Ita Buttrose, who's widely tipped to become the ABC'S new managing director.
TV Veteren and The Sunday Project host Lisa Wilkinson, have the 2013 Australian of the Year a glowing recommendation while talking to The Hot Breakfast.
The national broadcaster has been without a chair for almost six months, following the departure of Michelle Guthrie.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison yesterday described the 2013 Australian of the Year as being "extraordinary", declaring she'd lifted the standards of journalism in Australia.
Former editor of Cleo
Former editor of Australian Women's Weekly
Former editor of The Daily Telegraph