Deborah Knight

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Deborah Knight
Deborah Knight arrives at the 58th Annual Logie Awards at Crown Palladium (26655507170).jpg
Deborah Knight at the 58th Logie Awards
Born (1972-11-23) 23 November 1972 (age 45)[citation needed]
Coffs Harbour, New South Wales[citation needed]
Residence Sydney, New South Wales
Occupation Journalist and news presenter
Employer Nine Network
Spouse(s) Lindsay Dunbar
Children 3

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

Knight is currently the presenter of Nine News Sydney on Friday and Saturday nights.

Career[edit]

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]

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

In December 2011, Knight joined the Nine Network, replacing Alicia Gorey as news presenter on Weekend Today, Monday news presenter on Today.[2]

In February 2015, Knight was appointed co-host of Weekend Today replacing Leila McKinnon.[3]

In October 2017, Lisa Wilkinson resigned from Today due to a contract dispute. Knight was interim host until Georgie Gardner was appointed as permanent host in January 2018.

In December 2017, Knight was appointed as presenter of Nine News Sydney on Friday and Saturday nights replacing Georgie Gardner who replaced Lisa Wilkinson on Today. It was also announced that Allison Langdon would replace Deborah on Weekend Today.

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

Personal life[edit]

Knight is married to ABC motion designer Lindsay Dunbar and they have three children.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Presenters". Austvhistory. Retrieved 2008-06-27. 
  2. ^ Clune, Richard (3 December 2011). "Newsreader Deborah Knight wakes up to a new Today". The Sunday Telegraph. Retrieved 22 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "Deborah Knight gets to cut loose". Retrieved 2017-07-05. 
  4. ^ "Deborah Knight". ninemsn Pty Ltd. 18 January 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Happy news for the Today Show's Deborah Knight". Retrieved 2015-08-09. 
Preceded by
Georgie Gardner
Nine News Sydney
Presenter (Fri & Sat)

December 2017 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Lisa Wilkinson
Today
Co-host (interim)

October 2017 - December 2017
Succeeded by
Georgie Gardner
Preceded by
Leila McKinnon
Weekend Today
Co-host

September 2014 – December 2017
Succeeded by
Allison Langdon
Preceded by
Alicia Gorey
Weekend Today
News presenter

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

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

2006–2011
Succeeded by
Sandra Sully
Preceded by
Michelle Stone
Ten Eyewitness News
US Bureau chief

2001–2003
Succeeded by
Leisa Goddard-Roles