Peter ‘Hitch’ Hitchener has cemented his position as one of Australia’s most respected journalists after entering his third consecutive decade at the same desk reading words off a computer screen.

“I know I can trust a man with more than two decades of experience sitting at one table,” says local woman Michelle Harbrook.

Hitchener says he owes his success to the eight by 1.5-meter mahogany news desk that “just screams truth”.

“This magnificent table with an exiquisite glass surface finish has become like a home to me – I can’t even remember when I last stepped inside the family house.”

A tube transporting liquefied food from under the desk directly into Hitchener’s stomach exemplifies his unrivalled commitment to the fourth estate and holding power to account.

“Leaving my desk is not an option,” says a defiant ‘Hitch’.