Lisa Wilkinson in Sydney, February 2013
19 December 1959 |
|Occupation||Television presenter, journalist|
|Website||at Nine MSN|
Lisa Wilkinson AM (born 19 December 1959) is an Australian journalist and television presenter. Her background is in journalism, specifically magazine editing. Wilkinson is the co-host of the Nine Network's breakfast television program Today with Karl Stefanovic and has been since 2007.
Wilkinson was born in Wollongong and attended Campbelltown Performing Arts High School in the Sydney suburb of Campbelltown. She began her career at a young age working for the magazine Dolly. At age 21, she became the youngest ever editor of the magazine. After four years she was appointed editor of the magazine Cleo and went on to become International Editor-in-Chief. Her television career began in the late 1990s when she was a regular panelist on Network Ten and Foxtel's Beauty and the Beast. During the 2000 Summer Olympics, she (along with Duncan Armstrong) co-hosted The Morning Shift on the Seven Network.
In April 2005, she began hosting Weekend Sunrise on the Seven Network with Chris Reason, later with Andrew O'Keefe. On 10 May 2007, it was confirmed that Wilkinson was to co-host Today on the Nine Network after Jessica Rowe left the network. Her last appearance on Weekend Sunrise was 6 May 2007, and she began appearing on Today on 28 May 2007.
Since 2008, Wilkinson has been 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.
Wilkinson was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2016 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.
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Co-host with Karl Stefanovic
28 May 2007 – present
New television program
April 2005 – 6 May 2007