Network Ten has confirmed that it has pinched one of Australia’s most high profile TV personalities, Nine’s Lisa Wilkinson.
In a statement to media, the embattled broadcaster said it was delighted to have snared such top talent from its arch-rival.
You can read Ten’s statement in full below:
Network Ten is delighted to announce that Lisa Wilkinson is joining the network in a senior hosting and editorial role, effective January 2018.
Lisa will join the team of TEN’s award-winning news and current affairs program, The Project, in a hosting role. She will work alongside The Project’s hosts Carrie Bickmore, Waleed Aly and Peter Helliar, as well as hosting The Sunday Project.
The Project has recently been expanded to six nights a week, Sunday to Friday, at 6.30pm.
Further collaborations between Lisa and Network Ten will be announced in the coming months.
Network Ten Chief Content Officer, Beverley McGarvey, said: “Lisa Wilkinson is one of the most respected journalists and television presenters in Australia and we are thrilled that she has agreed to join Network Ten’s fantastic stable of on-air talent.
“In a career that has spanned magazines, radio, television and digital media, Lisa has established her credentials as a leading figure in the Australian media industry. She has a great connection to the Australian public and a reputation that is second to none. We are proud that she has agreed to join the acclaimed team at The Project and The Sunday Project.”