To say it’s been a big 24 hours for Lisa Wilkinson would be an understatement.
Between ‘breaking up with Today’ after 10 years hosting Channel Nine’s the Today Show, subsequently announcing her move to Network Ten’s The Project, then being accused of greedily trying to take away 10 people’s jobs, as well being heralded as a pay parity champion, there’s probably just a few thoughts going through the veteran journalist’s head.
Honestly, we’d give our first born for some insight into what life’s been like in the Wilkinson FitzSimons household over the last few days. Luckily, we won’t have to because Wilkinson’s husband, and fellow journalist, Peter FitzSimons has graciously thrown us some crumbs.
Speaking to Nova’s Fitzy & Wippa on Wednesday morning about FitzSimons’ upcoming appearance at the Sports Writers Festival, the conversation inevitably segued into a grab for information thinly veiled under the guise of concern.
After being asked – very cheekily, we might add – how that first morning waking up next to Lisa following the news was, the columnist and former Australian rugby player gave a quick insight into what the last few days have been like for the family.
“I’ll just say this very quickly, we’re obviously in a media environment where everything and anything can be used against me… but I will say, I’m very proud of Lisa Wilkinson but I’ll let her speak for herself,” he said live on-air.