Lisa Wilkinson’s new job: ‘She’s leaving The Project’

Is The Project host moving to radio?
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Lisa Wilkinson was photographed leaving Nova FM’s Melbourne HQ, prompting speculation she might be swapping TV for radio, or at least adding a new job to her already busy schedule.

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The Project TV star is reportedly in the middle of contract negotiations with Ten bosses as she comes
up to the end of her second year at the current affairs show, with a source telling New Idea she’s pushing fora big pay rise.

But it appears the seasoned host is eyeing up radio too.

“She’s playing hard-ball. She took a pay cut from Nine to jump ship but now she wants a big hike,” the TV insider reveals.

The source adds that the veteran journalist wants to be paid the same as her Project colleagues Carrie Bickmore and Waleed Aly, as well as an extra pay bonus to reflect the increased advertising revenue she’s bringing in.


It’s also believed Lisa wants a bigger onair presence and to focus on more crowd-pulling pieces like her recent Kim Kardashian interview.

“She wants to host a number of primetime specials in 2020, like Oprah,” the source reveals. This was always part of the initial discussions to get her from Nine but they haven’t happened.”

After Lisa was seen in talks with Nova, rumours are flying the 59-year-old is looking to follow in her co-star Carrie’s footsteps and make a foray into radio too.

Carrie already features on the Austereo network on weekdays so will Lisa be joining rival company Nova?


Last week Lisa also broke her silence about her former presenting partner Karl Stefanovic returning to front Nine’s Today next year.

“Look, I was surprised because he now knows what it’s like to sleep past that 3 am alarm,” she said about the announcement.

She added, “But he clearly feels like there is some unfinished business so I can’t wish those guys anything but luck.”

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