Lisa Wilkinson Quits The Today Show After 10 Years

Lisa Wilkinson

Lisa Wilkinson has quit Channel Nine’s TODAY Show after a decade.

It is believed she has left because the Nine network didn’t want to increase her $1.1 million salary to $1.8 million, which falls short of the $2 million her co-host Karl Stefanovic is reportedly paid.

Nine has not yet announced who will replace Wilkinson but the network said in a statement it would be “going in another direction and will be considering our options in the coming weeks and months.”

In an emotional speech on the Today Show this morning, Stefanovic described Lisa Wilkinson’s departure as a “surprise” and “shock,” saying it will take “a while to sink in.”

“Thank you for the laughs, the sage advice, the calmness, oh, the calmness, the support. Thanks for being a great colleague, a great interviewer, thanks for being a great dancer and a truly, truly terrible singer. Thanks for being a great mum, I know you value that more than anything else. And thanks for being a great friend,” Stefanovic said on air this morning.

Lisa Wilkinson is now joining Channel Ten as a presenter on The Project.

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– Written by Lauren Yeates


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