Lisa Wilkinson AM, an Australian media figure, was born on December 19, 1959. She has previously held positions as a journalist, television host, and magazine editor.
Currently narrating Ambulance Australia, Wilkinson has also co-hosted Today with Karl Stefanovic on the Nine Network (2007–2017), Weekend Sunrise on the Seven Network (2005–2007), and The Project on Network Ten (2018-2022).
Wilkinson was raised in Campbelltown, a suburb of Sydney, and attended Campbelltown High School. He was born in Wollongong (now Campbelltown Performing Arts High School). She started out working for the Dolly magazine. She received an offer to work as its editor when she was 21. She earned a reputation for finding young female talent there, including Nicole Kidman, who was unknown at the time.
She was personally recruited by Kerry Packer to take the helm as editor of Australian Consolidated Press's women's lifestyle publication Cleo after increasing the publication's readership.
She removed the magazine's famed male centerfold as one of her first actions. She taught aspiring journalists including Deborah Thomas and Mia Freedman while serving as editor. The magazine's circulation increased by an extraordinary amount during Wilkinson's ten-year tenure, making her the longest-serving editor in the history of the publication. Wilkinson then rose to the position of International Editor-in-Chief at Cleo as the publication expanded into New Zealand and Asia.
Australia's Weekly for Women
Wilkinson served as Editor-At-Large of The Australian Women's Weekly from 1999 until 2007.
19 December 1959
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Journalist, television presenter, magazine editor, narrator
5 million USD