Lisa Wilkinson


Lisa Wilkinson was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on December 19th, 1959 and is the Journalist. At the age of 63, Lisa Wilkinson biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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Date of Birth
December 19, 1959
Place of Birth
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
63 years old
Zodiac Sign
Journalist, Presenter
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Lisa Wilkinson Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 63 years old, Lisa Wilkinson has this physical status:

Hair Color
Dark Brown
Eye Color
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Lisa Wilkinson Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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Campbelltown High School
Lisa Wilkinson Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Peter FitzSimons
Dating / Affair
Peter FitzSimons
Raymond Wilkinson, Beryl Wilkinson
She has a brother.
Lisa Wilkinson Career

Wilkinson was born in Wollongong, but grew up in Campbelltown, in Sydney's Western Suburbs and attended Campbelltown High School (now Campbelltown Performing Arts High School). She began her career working for the magazine Dolly. At age 21, she was offered the job as its editor. During her time there she became known for discovering young female talent, including a then-unknown Nicole Kidman.

After tripling the magazine's circulation, she was personally approached by Kerry Packer to become editor of Australian Consolidated Press women's lifestyle magazine, Cleo. One of her first acts was to remove the magazine's infamous male centrefold. During her time as editor, she mentored up and coming journalists such as Mia Freedman and Deborah Thomas. Over ten years Wilkinson became the title's longest-serving editor, and during her tenure there was unprecedented circulation growth for the magazine. Wilkinson went on to become Cleo's International Editor-in-Chief as it opened title in New Zealand and Asia.

From 1999 to 2007, Wilkinson was Editor-At-Large of The Australian Women's Weekly.

In August 2015 Wilkinson was asked by Arianna Huffington to become the Australian Editor-at-large of The Huffington Post. A role she held until 2018.

Her television career began in the late 1990s when she became a regular panelist on Network Ten and Foxtel's Beauty and the Beast. During the 2000 Summer Olympics, she (along with Duncan Armstrong) co-hosted The Morning Shift on the Seven Network.

In April 2005, Wilkinson began hosting Weekend Sunrise on the Seven Network with Chris Reason, later with Andrew O'Keefe.

On 10 May 2007, it was confirmed that Wilkinson was to co-host Today on the Nine Network after Jessica Rowe left the network and she began appearing on Today on 28 May 2007. This was Stefanovic's fifth female co-host in just over two years. In 2016, the duo took the show to number one in the breakfast TV wars for the first time in 12 years. On 16 October 2017, Wilkinson resigned from the Nine Network and Today due to a contract dispute with nine management over the significant gender pay gap that existed between her and long-time cohost Karl Stefanovic. after ten years with the network, effective immediately. Wilkinson herself announced she was leaving on Twitter and then just over an hour later announced on Twitter that she was joining Channel Ten.

In her 2021 memoir, It Wasn't Meant to Be Like This, Wilkinson revealed that she had been sacked over her request for a fairer pay structure at the Network.

In 2018, she joined The Project, a nightly TV current affairs programme on Network 10.

From 2008 to 2016, Wilkinson was the co-host of the Nine Network's Carols by Candlelight, replacing long time host Ray Martin when Martin semi-retired. Wilkinson's co-host from 2008 until 2012 was Karl Stefanovic, and in 2013 she was joined by David Campbell. She was replaced by Sonia Kruger in 2017 after she left the Nine Network.

In 2013, Wilkinson gave the Andrew Olle Memorial Lecture on the treatment of women in and by the media. She was the first female journalist to give the speech since Jana Wendt in 1997.

In 2017, Wilkinson was remarked on by The Daily Mail for wearing on air a blouse she'd worn four months before. Her cohost, Karl Stefanovic, had previously worn the same suit every day for a year without attracting notice. Wilkinson posted a tweet criticizing the sexism and wore the blouse on air the next day, sardonically writing "my greatest legacy to the annals of female news broadcasting history will likely be that I dared to wear the same outfit two days in a row on national TV". Other male and female Today Show hosts also wore the blouse on air in following days.

In October 2021, Wilkinson was named a two-time finalist in the Walkley Awards for her ground-breaking interview with political staffer Brittany Higgins in which she alleged being raped on Federal Government Minister Linda Reynold's office couch in 2019. That story led to a full cultural review by Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins, into the workplace treatment of women in Parliament House.


The tweet Brittany Higgins doesn't want you to read, March 22, 2023
Daily Mail Australia has obtained an inflammatory social media post Brittany Higgins wrote about Bruce Lehrmann's defence barrister Steven Whybrow at 11.41pm on Saturday night. The message concerned a tweet Mr Whybrow had published after the sexual assault charge against Mr Lehrmann was dropped. However, her late-night spray was hastily deleted.

How Bruce Lehrmann's relationship broke down after Brittany Higgins' rape allegations, March 21, 2023
Bruce Lehrmann (pictured, left, with his former solicitor Rachel Fisher) was cross-examined in the Federal Court in Sydney on Thursday about reams of messages he sent to his ex-girlfriend, Greta Sinclair, who was 'distraught' when she found out the rape allegations were about him. Mr Lehrmann said he tried to make her feel better by fabricating information - falsely claiming he had 'two lawyers', could 'make millions' by suing for defamation, and that his lawyer said he was 'part of a bigger political hatchet job'. Courtroom documents revealed Ms Sinclair did appear placated by his messages - she responded saying: 'I love you and we will get through this'.

Job fears at Channel 10 as executives take a secret trip to American head office, March 21, 2023
A 'secret trip' to America has sparked fears of lay-offs at Channel 10 after two of the network's most senior executives were invited to the parent company's headquarters. Ten's former news boss Ross Dagan - who is now the head of news operations at U.S. media giant CBS, a subsidiary of Paramount Global - called on his successor Martin White and Ten's head of digital news and strategy Rashell Habib for meetings at CBS's head office in New York City last week. The visit has 'been the subject of much intrigue' among staff at Ten, reports The Australian's Media Diary. While there has been speculation the meeting was to discuss why the network 'was paying Lisa Wilkinson a reputed seven-figure salary to sit on her hands' after her exit from The Project last year, it is understood the main reason for the trip was to brainstorm more ways for CBS and Ten to share resources. Mr Dagan is 'interested' in finding ways for the U.S. and Australian news outlets to  collaborate in the future, such as joint ventures on big international stories. Sources at Ten were 'adamant' the summit was not about job cuts in Australia.
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