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Renowned journalist, anchor, presenter, writer and commentator.


Two-time Walkley Award winner Virginia Trioli is one of Australia's best-known journalists, with a formidable reputation as a television anchor, radio presenter, writer and commentator. She is much sought-after as a speaker and MC, and combines a rigorous interviewing style with an often wicked sense of humor.

Previous experience

Clients: Clients such as the Garvan Institute, Fairfax, News Ltd, GHD, ASMI, White Ribbon, Breast Cancer Network of Australia, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, the Royal Australian Institute of Architects and Opera Australia regularly call on her services.

Education: Virginia is an honours graduate in Fine Arts from the University of Melbourne and La Trobe University, and in 1996 published Generation F, her celebrated response to Helen Garner;s First Stone.

Awards: In 1995 she won Australian journalism's highest honour, the Walkley Award, for her business reporting and in 2001 won a second Walkley for her landmark interview with the former Defence Minister, Peter Reith, over the notorious Children Overboard issue. In 1999 she won the Melbourne Press Club's Best Columnist award, The Quill, and in 2006 she won Broadcaster of the Year at the ABC Local Radio Awards.

Positions: Virginia has held senior positions at The Age newspaper and The Bulletin magazine, and for eight years hosted Drive on 774 ABC Melbourne and Mornings on 702 ABC Sydney. She has been the host of ABC TV's premiere news and current affairs program Lateline and a presenter on ABC TV's Sunday Arts. She currently anchors ABC Radio Breakfast programme in Melbourne

Personal: Virginia is married with three step-children, a 21 month old boy and one chocolate Labrador.

Very professional, made the event seem seamless, great Q&A, read the audience well. Moonee Valley City Council

Virginia was on time, very well presented, enthusiastic, happy to go through the brief and stage set up and did a fantastic job during the whole session, including facilitating the panel discussion. She was engaging and knew many attendees, so felt very comfortable with this group of 200 people. Virginia was very well received by the audience and showed her sense of humour whilst remaining professional in her MC role. We will definitely love to have Virginia back as our MC for this event in 2019!

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