Lisa Wilkinson

Media, Motivational, Hosts/MC's

Lisa Wilkinson is one of Australia’s most admired and respected journalists and co-hosts the Nine Network’s very popular “TODAY Show” with Karl Stefanovic.

For more than two decades, Lisa has blazed a trail through the Australian media landscape, first in publishing, then on to radio and television.

Lisa’s relaxed and informative presentation style has won her a legion of fans and together with Karl, they have taken the show to new ratings heights since they joined up for the “TODAY Show” in May 2007.

Lisa and Karl’s popularity now sees them also hosting many of the Nine Network’s flagship programs and specials, including “Carols By Candlelight”, the “Australian of the Year Awards”, the Federal Election coverage, and major news events including Australia’s disastrous Black Saturday bushfires, the Queensland floods, Jessica Watson’s triumphant homecoming and, more recently, the Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Lisa’s media career got off to an astonishing start when she was appointed editor of the national young women’s magazine “Dolly” at the tender age of just 21. Four years later, after almost tripling the circulation, Lisa was head-hunted by the late Kerry Packer, who offered her the editorship of the iconic “Cleo” magazine.

Over the next decade, Lisa guided the magazine to new circulation highs, making it the No.1 selling women’s lifestyle magazine per capita in the world.

With her skills now in demand internationally, Lisa set up her own magazine consultancy, whilst 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.

Apart from her unrivalled magazine skills, Lisa is also known as a mentor to young women. Under her special brand of guidance and training, there are now 23 women and men around the world who have gone on to become successful magazine editors themselves.

Nicole Kidman, Megan Gale and Miranda Kerr can also thank Lisa for her astute talent-spotting abilities and the role she has played in launching their careers. Lisa is married to journalist, best-selling author and former Wallaby and rugby international, Peter FitzSimons AM, and they have three children.


“Lisa Wilkinson was the perfect touch to our exclusive launch.”
Jack Morton Worldwide

“An outstanding, elegant and gracious hosting of the Ethnic Business Awards; Everyone agreed Lisa was just tremendous and I so look forward to working with her again.”
Entertainment Alliance

“Lisa Wilkinson assisted Shell in its fuel economy campaign aimed at bringing fuel economy/driving tips to Australian drivers. To celebrate the release of the fuel formulation to the Australian market, Shell asked Lisa to participate in a celebrity-consumer challenge drive around Sydney’s Blue Mountains. Lisa was an enthusiastic participant, someone who embraced the joyful spirit of the campaign and welcomed the challenge competitively but with a constant smile. Shell very much appreciated Lisa’s professional and positive approach to its fuel efficient campaign, and would strongly recommend Lisa for all future promotions and campaigns. Lisa was a very positive ambassador for Shell a credit to the campaign.”

“Lisa really did add value for our delegates. Despite not having experience in the Financial Services sector, Lisa made an excellent Chairman for our sessions - clearly as a result of much research and preparation for the event. As an MC of our key social function - the Charity Gala Dinner - she was great fun and really managed to motivate our guys into being extremely generous. The feedback from delegates has all been positive.”
Financial Planning Conference