Virginia Trioli Biography
Virginia Frances Trioli is an Australian media personality and author. She is the host of Mornings on ABC Radio Melbourne. She joined ABC Local Radio in 2001 from The Bulletin, Australia\’s oldest weekly news magazine.
Virginia Trioli Age
She was born on 16 August 1965 in Bendigo.
Virginia Trioli Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches.
Virginia Trioli Education
She went to Donvale High School before enrolling at La Trobe University. Her major was cinema, and she earned an Arts degree here. She received a high honors diploma. She later enrolled in New York University to seek a postgraduate degree, but she was unable to complete the program.
Virginia Trioli Nationality
She is an Australian national.
Virginia Trioli Parents
She has not revealed much information about his family but he grew up in a family of seven children in Nunawading, an outer eastern suburb of Melbourne. Her father was born in Motta San Giovanni, a little town outside Reggio-Calabria, and immigrated to Australia as a young boy. He was naturalised early and encouraged to integrate into society.
Virginia Trioli Siblings
She is the fifth child in a family of seven kids.
Virginia Trioli Ethnicity
She has Italian ancestry. Her grandparents spoke Italian and English with a heavy accent. Virginia learned a few words from them but later rediscovered her roots while studying Italian at university.
She says she feels connected to Italy for a number of reasons.
“That personal heritage with dad, the fact that we still have family there, but also, when I was at university I studied fine arts and for me the great Italian painters of the Renaissance are some of my most cherished and revered artistic figures. They are the works that I love and I’ve been back a number of times to visit and revisit that art. My husband and I also got married in Italy… It’s a huge part of me actually.”
Virginia Trioli Husband
Virginia Trioli is married to her husband Russell Skelton, one of the contributing editors in The Age, where Virginia previously worked. Her husband is also the head of the fact-checking department at ABC. The happy couple tied the knot in 2003.
Virginia Trioli First Husband
She has been married only once to Russell Skelton.
Virginia Trioli Son
She has a son called Addison Marcello Skelton who was born in 2009. Prior to having her son, she revealed she had undergone \”what felt like my 100th IVF procedure and 85th embryo transfer.\”
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Since its premiere on ABC2 in late 2008, Virginia has hosted ABC News Breakfast and also hosts the morning program on ABC Radio Melbourne in Melbourne. Virginia came to ABC Local Radio from The Bulletin, Australia\’s oldest weekly news publication, in 2001. She worked for The Age newspaper in Melbourne for nine years as a news reporter, features writer, assistant news editor, and columnist, building a reputation as a strong independent voice on politics, social problems, and the arts.
Formerly, for nine years she was a news reporter, assistant news editor and columnist with The Age newspaper in Melbourne. Trioli took over as the Friday host of ABC\’s Lateline news and current affairs show from Maxine McKew on February 5, 2007. When Hamish Macdonald, the show\’s regular host, is unavailable, Trioli takes over.
Trioli is the author of Generation F: Sex, Power, and the Young Feminist, a rebuttal to Helen Garner\’s The First Stone, which was released in 1996. She returned to Melbourne in 2008 to join Barrie Cassidy, Joe O\’Brien, Paul Kennedy, and Vanessa O\’Hanlon as co-hosts of News Breakfast.
In January 2009, ABC announced that O\’Brien would take over as host from Cassidy from Monday to Friday. O\’Brien quit News Breakfast in May 2010 to work as a news anchor on ABC News 24. Michael Rowland took his position.
In May 2019, the ABC announced that Trioli would be departing News Breakfast to take over as Mornings host on ABC Radio Melbourne, replacing Jon Faine. On News Breakfast, Lisa Millar was revealed as Trioli\’s replacement. Trioli erroneously claimed on her inaugural Mornings program with ABC Radio Melbourne that she was the show\’s first female host when, in reality, Elizabeth Bond had hosted the show in the late 1970s. However, Trioli expressed regret for the blunder.
Virginia Trioli Net worth
She has an estimated net worth of $ 1.5 million dollars.
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