Deborah Knight

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Deborah Knight
Deborah Knight, February 2013.jpg
Deborah Knight in 2013
Born (1972-11-23) 23 November 1972 (age 43)
Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation Journalist and news presenter
Employer Nine Network
Spouse(s) Lindsay Dunbar
Children Darcy, Elsa & Audrey

Deborah Knight is an Australian journalist, television presenter and newsreader.

Knight is currently co-host of Weekend Today and Nine News presenter.


Knight studied at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst, New South Wales where she earned a degree in journalism, graduating in 1993.[1]

She began her career in the media working for the radio station 2WG in Wagga Wagga and then moved to Mix 106.5 in Sydney before accepting a position with the ABC.[1] During her time at the ABC she took on various roles including rural reporting, working for the youth orientated Triple J and hosting the AM and breakfast programme on Radio National.

Knight joined Network Ten in the Canberra Press Gallery after being discovered by the network's political editor, Paul Bongiorno.[citation needed] She covered two Federal elections and also regularly presented Meet The Press and national Ten News bulletins. In the summer of 2000/01 she joined George Donikian on Ten News at Five Adelaide.

After her stint in Adelaide she headed up Network Ten's US Bureau in Los Angeles with Rahni Sadler for three years, covering major stories including the September 11 attacks on the US, the re-election of George W. Bush, and the Iraq War.[citation needed]

Knight moved back to Australia in November 2004 where she worked as a fill-in news presenter before she joining Ron Wilson as presenter of Network Ten's Ten News at Five in Sydney in January 2006 after the departure of Jessica Rowe to the Nine Network. She was also a fill-in presenter on Ten Late News and also a regular substitute presenter for Meet The Press on Sunday mornings.[citation needed]

In October 2011, Knight was replaced by Sandra Sully as the presenter of Network Ten's Ten News at Five in Sydney.

In November 2011, it was announced that Knight would be joining the Nine Network replacing Alicia Gorey as news presenter on Weekend Today, Monday news presenter on Today.

In May 2013, Knight was appointed presenter of a new business finance show Financial Review Sunday.

Knight was also a fill in presenter for Leila McKinnon on Weekend Today. In August 2014, Leila McKinnon returned from maternity leave. Weekend Today executive producer, Mark Calvert announced that "Leila is moving on to the news department of Nine, covering some great stuff. And it is with the saddest pleasure that she is leaving the show to explore other opportunities".

In February 2015, Knight was finally officially announced as co-host of Weekend Today with Cameron Williams.

Deborah is currently a fill in presenter on Today, Nine News Sydney and A Current Affair.

Personal life[edit]

Knight is married to Lindsay Dunbar and they have three children Darcy, Elsa and Audrey.[2]

In August 2015, Deborah announced that she is pregnant with her third child.[3]


  1. ^ "Presenters". Austvhistory. Retrieved 2008-06-27. 
  2. ^ "Deborah Knight". ninemsn Pty Ltd. 18 January 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Happy news for the Today Show's Deborah Knight.". Retrieved 2015-08-09. 
Preceded by
Leila McKinnon
Weekend Today
Co-host with Cameron Williams

September 2014 –present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Alicia Gorey
Weekend Today
News Presenter

December 2011 – June 2014
Succeeded by
Wendy Kingston
Preceded by
Alicia Gorey
News Presenter (Monday)

December 2011 – June 2014
Succeeded by
Sylvia Jeffreys
Preceded by
Jessica Rowe
Ten Eyewitness News Sydney
Presenter with Bill Woods

Succeeded by
Sandra Sully
Preceded by
Michelle Stone
Ten Eyewitness News
US Bureau Chief

Succeeded by
Leisa Goddard-Roles