Lisa Wilkinson: Top Australian presenter quits in ‘equal compensate row’

Channel Nine presenter Lisa Wilkinson in Melbourne (08 May 2016)Image copyright
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Lisa Wilkinson is one of Australia’s best famous TV presenters

The womanlike presenter of one of Australia’s many prestigious TV news shows has changed to a rival channel amid reports that she was not means to get compensate relation with her male co-presenter.

Lisa Wilkinson, 57, announced that since the Nine Network had been “unable to meet her expectations”, she was joining Channel Ten’s The Project.

Her proclamation brings an finish to 6 months of agreement negotiations.

Wilkinson done her last coming on the Today show on Monday.

The talks between her and the Nine Network were held up since of her direct to have compensate relation on the breakfast programme with her co-host, Karl Stefanovic, The Daily Telegraph and other media outlets reported.

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Wilkinson (right) worked alongside Karl Stefanovic (left) on the Today show for 10 years

The paper, quoting “well-placed sources”, pronounced that Stefanovic earns about $A2m (£1.2m; $1.5m) a year compared to about $A1.1m (£650,000; $870,000) warranted by Wilkinson.

Nine was reported to have offering to boost her income to a $A1.8m annual package, which it says would have put her and Stefanovic “on the same compensate scale”.

The hire has denied compensate inequality between the two presenters, arguing he would only have warranted some-more under the new arrangement since he has “extra commitments”.

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Wilkinson’s send to the rival hire will outcome in her apropos one of the top paid womanlike presenters in Australian television, officials say.

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Wilkinson is now due to turn one of the top paid womanlike presenters in Australian television

The agreement talks between the two parties were reported to have been “abruptly terminated” on Monday during a fast organised assembly in which “the Nine boss motionless not to replenish Wilkinson’s agreement which expires at the finish of the year”, The Daily Telegraph said.

Soon after she done the announcement, Network Ten announced the horde would join them in January. Its award-winning news and stream affairs The Project programme is due to be stretched to 6 nights a week.

The channel’s Chief Content Officer Beverley McGarvey described Wilkinson as “one of the many reputable reporters and radio presenters in Australia”.

Nine’s Director of News and Current Affairs Darren Wick pronounced that efforts had been done to negotiate a new agreement for scarcely 6 months, but the two parties could not come to terms.

Wilkinson in a twitter pronounced she was “absolutely thrilled” to start her new role.

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