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Lisa Wilkinson lands ‘pro-women deal with Ten’ after Nine’s reported gender pay gap dispute

Lisa Wilkinson lands a ‘multi-year deal with Ten that’s pro-women’… nearly four years after her exit from Nine over a reported gender pay gap dispute

  • Lisa Wilkinson has reportedly signed off on a new contract with Ten, with the focus on covering hard news issues, ‘particularly on the treatment of women’
  • Due to Covid and international travel restrictions, The Australian believes the 61-year-old has changed her approach to focus on issues closer to home 
  • Since joining The Sunday Project in 2018, Lisa has become the network’s ‘go-to’ for securing sit-down interviews with A-list stars including David Beckham
  • Lisa sat alongside Karl Stefanovic on the Today show for 10 years, before leaving Nine in October 2017 over a reported gender pay gap dispute

Lisa Wilkinson sat alongside Karl Stefanovic on the Today show for 10 years, before leaving Nine in October 2017 over a reported gender pay gap dispute.

And now according to The Australian on Sunday, Lisa, who joined The Sunday Project in 2018, has signed off on a ‘multi-year deal with Ten that’s pro-women’.

It’s understood the 61-year-old has agreed to focus on ‘hard news issues, particularly on the treatment of women both in the workplace and in broader society’. 

New contract: Lisa Wilkinson, 61, has reportedly landed a ‘multi-year deal with Ten that’s pro-women’… nearly four years after her exit from Nine over a reported gender pay gap dispute. Pictured on The Project 

Since joining Ten, Lisa has quickly become the network’s ‘go-to’ for securing sit-down interviews with A-list stars including David Beckham and Kim Kardashian. 

However with Covid and international travel restrictions, The Australian believes Lisa has changed her approach to focus on issues at home that she’s passionate about.

It’s also understood that Lisa’s new contract will see her appearing on The Project on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, as per usual. 

New approach: It's understood Lisa has agreed to focus on 'hard news issues, particularly on the treatment of women both in the workplace and in broader society,' according to The Australian on Sunday

New approach: It’s understood Lisa has agreed to focus on ‘hard news issues, particularly on the treatment of women both in the workplace and in broader society,’ according to The Australian on Sunday

Details: With Covid and travel restrictions, The Australian believes Lisa has changed her approach to focus on issues at home that she's passionate about. It's also understood her new contract will see her appearing on The Project on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays

Details: With Covid and travel restrictions, The Australian believes Lisa has changed her approach to focus on issues at home that she’s passionate about. It’s also understood her new contract will see her appearing on The Project on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays

Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Ten and Lisa’s management for comment. 

Meanwhile Lisa was believed to have quit Today because Karl, 46, as her male co-host, was reportedly earning $2million a year with a potential bonus that could take his salary to $3million if ratings were a hit, The Australian wrote in 2017. 

Lisa was said to be on a $1.1million a year contract, with Nine only willing to increase the amount to $1.8million, according to The Daily Telegraph.  

Reports: Lisa was believed to have quit Today because Karl Stefanovic (pictured), 46, as her male co-host, was reportedly earning $2million a year with a potential bonus that could take his salary to $3million if ratings were a hit, The Australian wrote in 2017

Reports: Lisa was believed to have quit Today because Karl Stefanovic (pictured), 46, as her male co-host, was reportedly earning $2million a year with a potential bonus that could take his salary to $3million if ratings were a hit, The Australian wrote in 2017

Figures: Lisa was said to be on a $1.1million a year contract, with Nine only willing to increase the amount to $1.8million, according to The Daily Telegraph

Figures: Lisa was said to be on a $1.1million a year contract, with Nine only willing to increase the amount to $1.8million, according to The Daily Telegraph 

The amount was reportedly not enough for her to stay with the network, prompting her departure. 

In an interview with The Herald Sun in December 2018, Lisa applauded the ‘integrity’ and high ‘calibre’ of her colleagues at Ten, referencing Carrie Bickmore, Fifi Box, Amanda Keller, Julia Morris and Gorgi Coghlan.

‘One of the absolute bonuses that I really hadn’t anticipated in moving to Ten, is the calibre of my colleagues,’ she said. 

Quick exit: The amount was reportedly not enough for her to stay with the network, prompting her departure

Quick exit: The amount was reportedly not enough for her to stay with the network, prompting her departure

Rival network: Since joining The Sunday Project in 2018, Lisa has landed sit-down interviews with A-list stars. Pictured with co-hosts Tommy Little (left) and Waleed Aly (right)

Rival network: Since joining The Sunday Project in 2018, Lisa has landed sit-down interviews with A-list stars. Pictured with co-hosts Tommy Little (left) and Waleed Aly (right)

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