NOT all Topics writers end up in chicken costumes next to the highway spruiking family-sized combos.
ABC News 24 anchor Scott Bevan, for instance, used to write this very column. See. Prestige.
He was also a senior reporter and host of The 7.30 Report, and was Aunty's Moscow correspondent for two years, during which time he relayed one of the funniest accounts of a Vladimir Putin press conference imaginable.
Bevan's book The Hunter, published last year by Harper Collins, has been made into an ABC News 24 documentary of the same name.
"It's the result of four days of paddling down the Hunter River and speaking with folks on the way," he told us. "You always find out more, even when you think you know your home region."
The Hunter airs at 9.30pm on Monday on ABC News 24, and will repeat on Sunday,January 20 at 4pm.