Lisa Wilkinson Net Worth , Age, Height, Weight, Biography

Lisa Wilkinson  Net Worth – $ 5 Million

Amount of net worth $ 5 Million
Name Lisa Wilkinson
Born 19 December 1959
Height 1.68 M
Profession  Television presenter and journalist
birth place Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Age 62

PERSONAL LIFE –

Wilkinson married on 26 September 1992 with an author, journalist and former rugby international Peter Fitzsimons they have  3 Child , two sons and one daughter. She got her primary education through Campbelltown performing Arts High School.  She published her autobiography of 496 pages  in 2021: It Wasn’t Meant to Be Like This, HarperCollins. She is active from 1981 to now.

CAREER- 

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.

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 co-hosted The Morning Shift on the  7 Network.

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. 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.

Wilkinson began hosting Weekend Sunrise  on the Seven Network with  Chris Reason,  later with  Andrew O’ Keefe , in the  Year April 2005. Wilkinson was Editor-At-Large of  The Australian Women’s Weekly from 1999-2007.

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.

In  the Year August 2015 Wilkinson was asked by Arianna Huffington to become the Australian Editor-at-large of  The Huffington Post . She was replaced by  Sonia Kruger  in 2017 after she left the Nine Network, A role she held until 2018 ,In 2018, she joined  The Project, a nightly TV current affairs programme on Network 10.

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

AWARDS-

2016

Wilkinson was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in Australia Day Honours list 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.

2017-

Wilkinson’s portrait by artist Peter Smeeth was a finalist  in the Archibald Prize,  and winner of the  Packing Room Prize.

2022

Wilkinson was part of The Project team that won 2 Logie Awards – one for Most Popular Panel or Current Affairs Program and one for Most Outstanding News Coverage or Public Affairs Report.

OTHER ACTIVITIES-

The  Australian Broadcasting  has reported that “the prosecution is considering making an application for a restraint on commentary by Ms Wilkinson”. 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.

 

 

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