The Project

Carrie Bickmore

Lisa Wilkinson

Lisa Wilkinson

Peter Helliar

Peter Helliar

Waleed Aly

Waleed Aly

Lisa Wilkinson

Lisa Wilkinson AM

For more than three decades, Lisa Wilkinson has blazed an unprecedented trail through the Australian media landscape, initially in publishing, then on radio and now in television and online.

Following a hugely successful 12-year stint as co-host of Nine Network’s Today, Lisa has joined The Project in a hosting role, working alongside Carrie, Waleed and Peter as well as hosting The Sunday Project. In addition, she has been appointed to the newly-created role of Executive Editor of ten daily. Lisa will lead the editorial team at ten daily and contribute to the new website. 
 
In 2016 Lisa was named a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her significant service to the print and broadcast media, as a journalist and presenter, and to a range of youth and women’s health groups.

Lisa’s media career got off to an astonishing start when she became the youngest ever editor of a national magazine – the young women’s title Dolly – at the age of just 21. Four years later, after almost trebling Dolly’s circulation, Lisa was offered the editorship of the iconic Cleo magazine by the late Kerry Packer. Over the next decade, Lisa guided Cleo to new circulation highs, making it the best-selling women’s lifestyle magazine per capita in the world.

With her skills in demand internationally, Lisa then set up her own magazine consultancy, while juggling three small children and her new role as radio host, working alongside some of the industry’s best, including Doug Mulray and Mike Carlton.
 
Next Lisa made the switch to television, initially with Foxtel on the panel discussion program Beauty & The Beast, then to Channel Seven hosting The Morning Shift and Weekend Sunrise, before joining Nine at the helm of Today, where her talents took the program to the number one spot in breakfast television. 

Apart from her diverse media skills, Lisa is also known as a mentor to young women. Under her special brand of guidance and training, there are now 21 women and men around the world who have gone on to become successful magazine editors themselves. Nicole Kidman, Miranda Kerr and Megan Gale can also thank Lisa for her talent-spotting skills and guidance, as she helped them on their way early in their careers.

In 2013, Lisa delivered the prestigious annual Andrew Olle Media Lecture and her presentation drew enormous acclaim from both the public and her peers. She became only the second female journalist after Jana Wendt in 17 years to be given the honour. In 2017, her portrait, by Peter Smeeth, won the Packing Room Prize in the Archibald art awards.

A member of The Walkley Advisory Board, which is responsible for judging the overall winners of the annual Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism, Lisa is a global ambassador of The Fred Hollows Foundation, as well as supporting numerous other charities including Barnardo’s, Breast Cancer Institute of Australia, National Breast Cancer Foundation, the Melanoma Institute, the Ingham Medical Research Institute, the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, the Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick, Adopt Change, Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food, The Big Issue and the Butterfly Foundation.
 
Lisa is married to journalist, best-selling author and former Wallaby rugby international, Peter FitzSimons AM. They have three children. 

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