Rebecca Wilson

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Rebecca Wilson
Born (1961-12-22) 22 December 1961 (age 52)
Brisbane, Australia
Nationality Australian
Occupation Journalist, radio and television presenter
Years active 1980 – present
Spouse(s) Howard Sacre (divorced)
Partner(s) John Hartigan
Relatives Bruce Wilson (father)
Jim Wilson (Seven Network) (brother)
Lizzie Wilson (New Idea) (sister)

Rebecca Wilson (born 22 December 1961)[1][2] is an Australian media personality, known mainly for her reporting on sport.

Career[edit]

Wilson has worked in both the newspaper and television industry for over 20 years. In the corporate world, Wilson was Media Manager for Super League and Project Manager for the Rugby World Cup.[2]

She was a co-host on the Vega 95.3 breakfast show with Tony Squires and Mikey Robins. However in early 2009, Wilson announced that she was leaving Vega but in October it was announced that Vega would no longer continue with the breakfast show.[3]

Wilson currently co-writes a sports blog called Bec and Buzz with Phillip Rothfield in the Daily Telegraph.[4]

Wilson's opinion pieces regarding the A-League have been controversial and faced significant criticism.[5][6]

Television career[edit]

Year(s) Program Network Role
2010 Sunrise Seven Network Daily commentary on sports stories[7]
2010 2010 Commonwealth Games Foxtel Roving reporter[8]
2008 2008 Summer Olympics Seven Network Ceremonies[9]
2005 The Footy Show (rugby league) Nine Network Panellist[10]
2004 2004 Summer Olympics Seven Network Opening ceremony[11]
2004 110% Tony Squires Seven Network Co-host[12]
2000–2003 The Fat ABC Television Panellist[13]
1992–1995 Saturday Afternoon Sports ABC Television Compere[13]
1984–1988 Ten News (Brisbane) Network Ten Senior sports reporter[8]

Personal life[edit]

Wilson is the daughter of former News Limited foreign correspondent Bruce Wilson, and the sister of sports reporter Jim Wilson.[1] She was previously married to television producer Howard Sacre.[14]

Wilson is the partner of former News Limited chief executive, John Hartigan.[15]

Wilson is a repeat offender on driving charges including drink driving and driving without a license.[16][17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nguyen, Kenneth (23 March 2004). "Blood sports". smh.com.au. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Tingle, Greg (14 April 2003). "Interview: Rebecca Wilson". mediaman.com.au. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Tony, Bec & Mikey". vega953.com.au. Retrieved 7 April 2009. 
  4. ^ Rothfield, Phil; Wilson, Rebecca (12 December 2010). "Inglis for better or for worse?". dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  5. ^ http://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/les-murray/blog/1178696/The-culture-war
  6. ^ http://www.theroar.com.au/2014/01/09/faux-media-outrage-is-driven-by-prejudice-not-hooliganism/
  7. ^ "Rebecca Wilson – sport". au.tv.yahoo.com. 2010. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "Rebecca Wilson: Roving reporter". foxtel.com.au. 2010. Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  9. ^ Knox, David (23 May 2008). "Seven reveals its own Olympic team". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  10. ^ Maley, Jacqueline; Molitorisz, Sacha (26 May 2005). "Second blood – Nine dumps Wilson". smh.com.au. Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  11. ^ "Seven announces anchor and commentary teams for the Olympic Games in Athens.". sevencorporate.com.au. 12 July 2004. Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  12. ^ "110% Tony Squires kicks off Monday night on Seven". sevencorporate.com.au. 13 February 2004. Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  13. ^ a b "The Fatties". abc.net.au. 2003. Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  14. ^ Chancellor, Jonathan (9 March 2003). "Quick sale for TV duo". Sun-Herald. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  15. ^ Baum, Greg (1 May 2010). "Pillow talk has a place, but not in newspapers". theage.com.au (Melbourne). Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  16. ^ "Roosters' salary cap fight brings out worst in NRL". The Sydney Morning Herald. 28 December 2003. 
  17. ^ http://www.crikey.com.au/2004/08/09/sydneys-sunday-sports-stoush.  Missing or empty |title= (help)