This article will answer every question you have about Lisa Wilkinson. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about her.
- What does Lisa do for a living?
- Who are Lisa’s parents and siblings?
- What are Lisa’s interests and hobbies?
- Is Lisa married or does XY have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
- Does Lisa have any children?
- Where is Lisa now?
- How tall is Lisa?
- How much money does Lisa earn?
- What is Lisa’s net worth?
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Who is Lisa Wilkinson?
Lisa Wilkinson AM is an Australian famous television presenter and journalist. Currently, she is the host of Network 10 news-current affairs and talk show The Project. From 2007 until 2017, she co-hosted the Nine Network’s breakfast television program, Today, with Karl Stefanovic and Weeknd Sunrise from 2005 until 2007 on the Seven Network.
How Old Is Lisa Wilkinson?
She is 62 years old as of July 2022, having been born on December 19, 1959, in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. Lisa shares her birthdate with celebrities such as; Gloom, Jake Gyllenhaal, Backpack Kid, Gibi ASMR, Addy Rae Tharp, and many more.
Lisa Wilkinson Family
Who are Lisa Wilkinson’s Parents?
She was born to Raymond Wilkinson (Father born in 1921, but died on May 16, 1990) and Beryl Wilkinson (Mother died in 2018).
Does Lisa Wilkinson have Siblings?
She has two siblings, an elder brother by the name of Kyle and a younger brother by the name of Brett.
Lisa Wilkinson Education
She received her education at Campbelltown Performing Arts High School.
Lisa Wilkinson’s Marital Status
She is married to Peter FitzSimons (born on June 29, 1961) an Australian author, journalist, and radio presenter. They married on September 26, 1992.
Lisa Wilkinson Kids
She and her husband Peter have three kids. Two sons by name Jake FitzSimons and Louis FitzSimons. And a daughter by the name of Billi FitzSimons.
Lisa Wilkinson Magazines Career
A Career at Dolly
She began her career working for the magazine Dolly and was offered the job as its editor when she was 21 years old. During her time there, she became prominent for discovering young female talent including a then-unknown Nicole Kidman.
A Career at Cleo
After tripling the magazine’s circulation, Kerry Packer approached her to become editor of the Australian Consolidated Press women’s lifestyle magazine, Cleo. One of her first acts was to remove the magazine’s infamous male centerfold. As an editor, during her time, she mentored up-and-coming journalists such as Deborah Thomas and Mia Freedman. She then became the title’s longest-serving editor for over ten years and during her tenure, there was unprecedented circulation growth for the magazine. She went on to become Cleo’s International Editor-in-Chief as it opened title in New Zealand and Asia.
A Career at Australian Women’s Weekly
Lisa was Editor-At-Large of The Australian Women’s Weekly from 1999 to 2007.
A Career with the Huffington Post
She was asked by Arianna Huffington in August 2015 to become the Australian Editor-At-Large of The Huffington Post. She held this role until 2018.
A Television Career
In the late 1990s, she began her television career when she became a regular panelist on Network Ten and Foxtel’s Beauty and the Beast. She along with Duncan Armstrong during the 2000 Summer Olympics co-hosted The Morning Shift on the Seven Network.
A Career at Weekend Sunrise
She and Chris Reason began hosting Weekend Sunrise in April 2015 on the Seven Network and later with Andrew O’Keefe.
A Career at Today
It was confirmed on May 10, 2007, that Lisa was to co-host Today on the Nine Network after Jessica Rowe left the network and began appearing on Today on May 28, 2007. This became Stefanovic’s fifth female co-host in just over two years. The duo took the show in 2016 to number one in the breakfast TV wars for the first time in 12 years.
However, Lisa resigned from the Nine Network and Today on October 16, 2017, due to a contract dispute with nine management over the significant gender pay gap that existed between her and long-time co-host Karl Stefanovic after ten years with the network effective immediately. She then announced herself that 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, she revealed that she had in fact been sacked over her request for a fairer pay structure at the Network.
A Career at The Project
Lisa joined The Project in 2018, a nightly TV current affairs program on Network 10.
A Career at Carol’s by Candlelight
She was the co-host of the Nine Network’s Carols by Candlelight from 2008 to 2016 replacing long-time host Ray Martin when Martin semi-retired. From 2008 until 2012, her co-host was Karl Stefanovic and in 2013 she was joined by David Campbell. In 2017 she was replaced by Sonia Kruger after she left the Nine Network.
A Career in Other work
Besides being a journalist, host, and co-host of various channels, in 2013 she gave the Andrew Olle Memorial Lecture on the treatment of women in and by the media. She went on to become the first female journalist to give the speech since Jana Wendt in 1997. Lisa was then remarked on by The Daily Mail in 2017 for wearing on air a blouse she’d worn four months before. Her co-host, Karl Stefanovic had previously worn the same suit every day for a year without attracting notice.
In the following days, other male and female Today Show hosts also wore the blouse on air. She was then named a two-time finalist in the Walkley Awards in October 2021 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. For this reason, the story led to a full cultural review by Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins, into the workplace treatment of women in Parliament House.
Because of her exemplary work, in the 2016 Australia Day Honours list. She was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the print and broadcast media as a journalist and presenter and to a range of youth and women’s health groups. Her portrait by artist Peter Smeeth was a finalist in the Archibald Prize, in 2017 and winner of the Packing Room Prize. In 2022, she was part of The Project team that won 2 Logie Awards.
Lisa Wilkinson Height and Measurements
Adding up to her well-curved and beautiful body. She stands at a height of 5ft 6inches (1.67m) and has a weight of 58kg (128lbs).
Lisa Wilkinson’s Salary and Net Worth
She is rumored to have an annual pay of $1.7 million and has an approximate net worth of $5 million.