Lisa Wilkinson has opened up for the first since abruptly leaving Channel Nine.
“When you’re a woman, sometimes people don’t like it if you know your value,” she said at a Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Of Commerce Christmas lunch.
"I'm living breathing proof that knowing your value will take you places you didn't think you'd get to."
"Maybe my biggest crime is knowing my value,” she added, according to The Australian.
The veteran journalist made an abrupt exit from the Today show after Nine said in a statement it had “been unable to meet expectations of Lisa Wilkinson and her manager on a contract renewal”.
Wilkinson will now earn a reported $2.3 million in her move to Channel Ten's The Project.