Lisa Wilkinson Quits Today And Announces Move To Ten In Shock Announcement
Lisa Wilkinson has quit the Today Show and will take up a new role with Channel Ten’s The Project, announcing her resignation from Nine in a statement on Twitter on Monday night.
Wilkinson, who was recently announced as the host for the 2017 Walkley Awards, said today was her last day at the helm of Nine’s breakfast show.
The statement said Channel Nine has been unable to meet Wilkinson’s expectations for her next contract.
“We express our gratitude for Lisa for her 10 years with the Today Show are disappointed we find ourselves in this position,” it read. “Nine will be going in another direction and will be considering our options in coming weeks and months.”
Shortly thereafter, Network Ten announced Wilkinson would join in a senior hosting and editorial role from January 2018.
Wilkinson will join evening current affairs and new show The Project, working alongside hosts Waleed Aly, Carrie Bickmore, and Peter Helliar, the statement said. She will also host the Sunday Project.