Who is Lisa Wilkinson Husband?
Who is Lisa Wilkinson Husband? – Peter FitzSimons is the husband of Lisa Wilkinson. Peter John Allen FitzSimons AM is an Australian author, journalist, and radio and television broadcaster who was born on June 29, 1961. He is the chair of the Australian Republic Movement since 2015. He is a former national representative rugby union player.
Lisa Wilkinson Children
Lisa Wilkinson Children – Lisa Wilkinson is married to FitzSimons. They live in Sydney with their three children. FitzSimons has declared himself a republican and an atheist.
Lisa Wilkinson Biography
Lisa Wilkinson AM is an Australian journalist and television presenter.
Wilkinson is presently the host of The Project, a Network 10 news-current affairs and chat show.
Wilkinson previously co-hosted the Today show on the Nine Network with Karl Stefanovic from 2007 to 2017, as well as Weekend Sunrise on the Seven Network from 2005 to 2007.
Lisa Wilkinson Background
Wilkinson was born in Wollongong but raised in Campbelltown, Sydney’s Western Suburbs, where he attended Campbelltown High School (now Campbelltown Performing Arts High School).
Lisa Wilkinson Career
She began her career as a reporter for the Dolly magazine. She was hired as its editor at the age of 21. She became noted for identifying young female talent during her time there, including a then-unknown Nicole Kidman.
Kerry Packer approached her when she tripled the magazine’s readership and offered her the position of editor of Cleo, an Australian Consolidated Press women’s lifestyle magazine.
One of her first activities was to remove the iconic male centerfold from the magazine. She mentored up-and-coming journalists including Mia Freedman and Deborah Thomas during her stint as editor. Wilkinson became the title’s longest-serving editor after ten years on the job, and the magazine’s circulation grew at an unparalleled rate throughout her tenure. Wilkinson went on to become Cleo’s International Editor-in-Chief as the magazine’s New Zealand and Asian editions were launched.
Wilkinson was Editor-at-Large of The Australian Women’s Weekly from 1999 until 2007.
Ariana Huffington asked Wilkinson to join the Australian Editor-at-Large of The Huffington Post in August 2015. She maintained this position till 2018.
Her television career began in the late 1990s, when she appeared on Network Ten and Foxtel’s Beauty and the Beast as a regular panelist. She co-hosted The Morning Shift on the Seven Network with Duncan Armstrong during the 2000 Summer Olympics.
Wilkinson co-hosted Weekend Sunrise on the Seven Network with Chris Reason in April 2005, and then with Andrew O’Keefe.
Wilkinson was announced to co-host Today on the Nine Network after Jessica Rowe departed the network on May 10, 2007, and she began appearing on the show on May 28, 2007.
In just over two years, Stefanovic has had five female co-hosts. For the first time in 12 years, the team took the show to the top of the breakfast TV ratings in 2016. Wilkinson resigned from the Nine Network and Today on October 16, 2017, after ten years with the network, due to a contract disagreement with management about the huge gender pay disparity that existed between her and long-time cohost Karl Stefanovic.
Wilkinson herself announced her departure on Twitter, and then announced her return to Channel Ten just over an hour later.
Wilkinson disclosed in her 2021 book, It Wasn’t Meant to Be Like This, that she had been fired from the Network due to her proposal for a more equitable compensation structure.
In 2018, she joined Network 10’s The Project, a nightly current affairs show.
Wilkinson co-hosted Carols by Candlelight on the Nine Network from 2008 to 2016, succeeding long-time host Ray Martin when he semi-retired. Karl Stefanovic was Wilkinson’s co-host from 2008 until 2012, and David Campbell joined her in 2013. After leaving the Nine Network in 2017, she was replaced by Sonia Kruger.
Wilkinson delivered the Andrew Olle Memorial Lecture on women’s treatment in and by the media in 2013. Since Jana Wendt’s speech in 1997, she was the first female journalist to deliver the address.
Wilkinson was chastised by The Daily Mail in 2017 for wearing a top she’d worn four months prior on live. Karl Stefanovic, her cohost, had previously gone a year without garnering attention by wearing the same suit every day.
Wilkinson sarcastically wrote, “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.” Wilkinson posted a tweet criticizing the sexism and wore the blouse on air the next day, sarcastically 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 In the days that followed, other male and female Today Show hosts wore the blouse on air.
Wilkinson was selected a two-time finalist in the Walkley Awards in October 2021 for her groundbreaking interview with political worker Brittany Higgins, in which she claimed she was raped in 2019 on Federal Government Minister Linda Reynold’s office couch. That story prompted Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins to conduct a complete cultural evaluation of the treatment of women in the workplace at Parliament House.
Lisa Wilkinson Private Life
Wilkinson married Peter FitzSimons, an author, journalist, and former rugby international, on September 26, 1992, and they had two sons and one daughter.
In the 2016 Australia Day Honours list, Wilkinson was named a Member of the Order of Australia for considerable service to the print and broadcast media as a journalist and broadcaster, as well as to a number of youth and women’s health organizations.
Wilkinson’s portrait by artist Peter Smeeth was a finalist in the Archibald Prize and the Packing Room Prize winner in 2017.