Born and raised in Victoria, Virginia Trioli is an Australian author, journalist, television and radio presenter. She is the current co-host of the ABC’s morning show News Breakfast alongside Michael Rowland. In addition, with the professional career of over 38 years, she worked in various shows relating to the media. She is also the winner of the Walkley Award.
The Australian journalist was born as Virginia Frances Trioli on August 16, 1965, in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia. She was born to white parents, however, not much information is available.
Trioli belongs to Australian nationality and white by ethnicity. Her birth sign is Leo. As for education, she completed her high school course from Donvale High School.
Later, she received an Arts degree with cinema as a major from La Trobe University. She also joined New York University for postgraduate however dropped out in the middle.
Trioli married contributor editor and the leader of the fact-checking unit in ABC channel, Russel Skelton. The couple held the wedding ceremony in Italy in 2003. After nine years of marriage, the Australian journalist gave birth to her first son Addison Skelton.
Virginia lost her baby after the on-air gaffe in 2009. After such an incident, she opened up her feelings and struggle to the public and encourage the women saying,
“Never wait for someone who doesn’t have your best interest at heart to point out your shortcomings — get their first.”
Now, she is living a happy married life with her husband and child in Australia.
The Australian journalist has amassed a wealth of $3.7 million approximately as of July 2019. The main source of her earnings is from the TV and radio shows. With the professional career of over 38 years, she has earned a lot to live a luxurious life.
The breakfast program host is reportedly one of the highest-paid TV presenters of the ABC. According to a few online sources, Trioli has a salary of $235,664 approximately per year while Tony Jones has the highest earnings of $355,789 in 2013.
Virginia started her professional career as a publicist for a book publisher in Victoria. Since 1990, she worked at the Victorian Ethnic Affairs Commission.
In addition, she became the president of the Australian Journalists Association (The Age newspaper’s union) which is now renamed to Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance. She also worked as a columnist in The Bullet magazine.
In 2001, Trioli started to work as a radio presenter on the radio station 774 ABC Melbourne for which she got Walkley Award. After four years, she moved to Sydney to work on the morning show on the radio station 702 ABC Sydney.
Moreover, the Australian journalist also became the host of popular ABC show Lateline news in February 2007. She also hosted the Q&A program of ABC channel when its regular host Tony Jones was on leave.
Furthermore, Trioli also wrote a book titled Generation F: Sex, Power and the Young Feminist in 1996. Recently, she was hired to replace Jon Faine in the ABC Radio Melbourne show Mornings as a presenter.
Virginia Trioli is an Australian radio and television presenter, author, and journalist, best known for a radio show at 774 ABC Melbourne.
Virginia Trioli is 53 years old as of July 2019.
Virginia Trioli is 5 feet 10 or 1.78 meters tall.
Virginia Trioli has a net worth of $3.7 million as of July 2019.