Karl and Lisa worked together for 10 years on the program, before Lisa announced she was abruptly leaving the show last October.
Her departure came amid reports Nine Network reportedly refused to pay her the same salary as her co-host, Karl.
In June of last year, it was reported by The Australian that Karl earned two and a half times the salary of Lisa – whose decade in the hosting chair saw her interview six different Australian Prime Ministers, the family from the Sound of Music, and even Melania Trump.
Karl was said to make roughly $2.5 million annually, in comparison to Lisa’s $1 million pay cheque.
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At the time, a spokesperson from Channel Nine declined to comment.
In light of today’s news, many would have been wondering how Karl’s ex-colleague, who now works for Channel 10’s The Sunday Project, would have reacted.
As expected, Lisa, who celebrated her 59th birthday today, handled it with pure class, posting a series of throwback photos of her and Karl, with the caption: “Wishing @karlstefanovic_ all the best. Because when it was good, it was great…”
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