Lisa Wilkinson leaves The Today Show, effective immediately
TV star Lisa Wilkinson has split with The Today Show, effectively immediately.
And she’s since been unveiled by Channel 10 as a new host on The Project.
In a major shock, Wilkinson announced on Monday night she was leaving the Channel 9 morning show.
Channel 9 said it was “unable to meet the expectations” of Wilkinson while negotiating a new contract.
3AW Breakfast’s showbiz guru Peter Ford said the “bottom line” was Channel 9 refused to pay Wilkinson the same as co-host Karl Stefanovic.
“I don’t know that this is really interpreted as a victory for feminism because a) it was Channel 9 who ended the negotiations and said let’s part ways and secondly, she’s gone to the third rating network, for less money and a vague role,” he said.
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