Lisa Wilkinson has confirmed her departure from The Project this evening after 5 years.
“Network 10 would like to confirm that Lisa Wilkinson has tonight announced that she is stepping away from The Project effective immediately.
“Lisa has been a wonderful host and important contributor to The Project for five years and as the end of the year approaches, Lisa feels it is the right time for her to take a break. We look forward to her continued work with the network in 2023, where we can capitalise, particularly, on her superb interviewing skills.”
From Beverley McGarvey, Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer, Paramount Australia and New Zealand:
“I would like to sincerely thank Lisa Wilkinson for her outstanding contribution to The Sunday Project and The Project. For five years now Lisa has brought experience and professionalism, as well as her signature warmth, compassion and integrity to both shows.
“In her time with the show she has continued to expose, present and report on a variety of ground-breaking and Walkley-nominated stories, both from the studio and out on the road. I know it is a role that Lisa has loved and embraced from day one.
“Lisa has brought her trademark intelligence, humour, empathy and sense of justice to everything she has done, and it is no surprise audiences have continued to welcome her into their loungerooms and onto their screens.
“I know she will be sorely missed both by our audience, and the entire Project team, and whilst we are saddened that Lisa will no longer be on The Project, we look forward to continuing our strong relationship with Lisa into 2023 and beyond.”