Lisa Wilkinson quits The Undertaking citing ‘relentless, focused’ media toxicity | Australian media

Lisa Wilkinson has stop The Undertaking after 5 years, citing the toll of the “focused toxicity” of sections of the media she has been subjected to.

“The final six months haven’t been straightforward,” Wilkinson instructed viewers of the Channel Ten panel present on Sunday evening. “And the relentless, focused toxicity by some sections of the media has taken a toll not simply on me, however on folks I like.

“Don’t get me improper. I’m not above criticism. Removed from it. I’m human, and I don’t at all times get it proper. None of us do. However by god I’ve tried. I’ve given this job every little thing I’ve.”

The chief content material officer for Paramount Australia, Beverley McGarvey, stated Wilkinson had introduced expertise and professionalism, “in addition to her signature heat, compassion and integrity” to the Undertaking and The Sunday Undertaking.

Wilkinson joined Ten in 2017 after a broadly publicised row with Channel 9 over the extent of her wage in contrast with that of her co-host, Karl Stefanovic.

Wilkinson stated on Sunday she wasn’t leaving Ten.

“I’ve had a ball,” she stated. “However for me proper now it’s time for a change. To be clear. I’m not leaving 10 and we’re taking a look at some very thrilling work concepts forward.”

Wilkinson has been focused by some sections of the media for the reason that launch of her memoir, It Wasn’t Meant to Be Like This, through which she described her contract negotiations with 9.

The media criticism intensified in June when the trial of the person accused of raping Brittany Higgins, Bruce Lehrmann, was delayed.

Lehrmann has denied the allegations and pleaded not responsible to 1 rely of sexual activity with out consent.

Wilkinson gained the Logie for many excellent information protection or public affairs report for her work on the Higgins story.

However following Wilkinson’s acceptance speech the ACT supreme courtroom chief justice, Lucy McCallum, dominated “regrettably and with gritted tooth” to vacate the trial as a consequence of Wilkinson’s feedback and others by the broadcasters Amanda Keller and Brendan Jones.

The trial finally happened later within the 12 months, however the jury was discharged final month after a juror was discovered to have introduced unauthorised materials into the jury room.

Lehrmann will face a retrial in February.