Lisa Millar Biography
Lisa Joy Millar is an Australian television news presenter and journalist. She is currently the co-host of ABC’s breakfast program News Breakfast alongside Michael Rowland. In addition, Millar has previously been a foreign correspondent for ABC News based in London and Washington, DC.
Lisa Millar Age|Birthday
Millar was born on February 19, 1969. Therefore, she is 53 years old as of 2022 and celebrates her birthday on 19th February every year.
Lisa Millar Height|Weight
Millar’s height is 5 feet 5 inches (approximately 165 centimeters). Moreover, she weighs 68 kilograms.
Lisa Millar Family
Millar was born in Gympie, Queensland, Australia to her parents. In addition, she grew up in the small country town of Kilkivan in Queensland. Moreover, Lisa’s father was the National Party MP, Clarrie Millar. However, the television presenter has not disclosed her mother’s identity or if she has any siblings.
Lisa Millar Husband
Millar was previously married to Sid Maher, a journalist. However, according to Wikipedia, it states that they are no longer together.
Lisa Millar Education
Millar attended Gympie State High School.
Lisa Millar Career
Millar’s journalism career began in newspapers with a cadetship for The Gympie Times. Moreover, she then worked with Brisbane’s afternoon tabloid newspaper, The Sun until it closed down in late 1991.
Additionally, she next moved north to Townsville. Here, she worked for the regional television broadcaster, WIN TV for a year. Moreover, Lisa crossed to ABC as its North Queensland correspondent covering a large area stretching from Torres Strait to the outback mining community of Mount Isa and down to the Whitsunday island chain. In addition, she then worked in the federal Press Gallery in Canberra for ABC. This also included during the 1996 Federal Election campaign, which saw John Howard become Prime Minister.
Additionally, she moved back to Queensland where she became ABC’s state political reporter covering the rise of Pauline Hanson and her party, One Nation. Moreover, Lisa was elected president of the 30-strong Brisbane press gallery and was co-anchor of ABC’s state election coverage in 1998 and 2001. Additionally, she also reported for ABC Radio in Queensland and was a regular commentator on Queensland issues for 702 ABC Sydney.
Besides, the journalist was assigned as ABC’s North American correspondent based in Washington, before returning to Australia in 2005. Additionally, she returned to Washington in July 2009 to become ABC’s North American Bureau Chief. Moreover, this position, Lisa held for six years. In addition, in 2012, Millar spent several months on assignment to ABC’s Europe bureau in London, covering the Olympic Games and other major stories before returning to the Washington bureau. ABC announced in April 2005 that the journalist would replace Philip Williams as Bureau Chief of ABC’s London bureau from September. Additionally, she returned to Australia in October 2018 to take up a roving reporter/ presenter role with ABC.
Whilst Virginia Trioli was on long service leave, Lisa joined News Breakfast in December 2018 as co-host, a position she filled in until Trioli returned in April 2019. Besides, in June 2019, it was announced that the journalist would succeed Virginia Trioli as co-host of News Breakfast commencing on August 19, 2019.
Lisa deactivated her Twitter account in September 2021 due to “voluminous daily bullying, including trolling about her late father according to ABC colleague Leigh Sales. Moreover, she said that she struggled to balance Twitter being a useful platform for breaking news against the high level of animosity personally directed towards her on the site. Moreover, Lisa said that the barrage of abuse she received on Twitter was “very wearing.” Furthermore, she is one of the Australian media personalities who have been victims of personal abuse directed to them on Twitter. Notably, Hamish Macdonald, Q+A host also left Twitter in January 2021 due to the abuse he received on the platform before leaving the talk program entirely in July 2021.
Lisa was part of the team that won the 2005 Walkley Award for Investigative Journalism for the story that discovered Vivian Solon in the Philippines.
Furthermore, she was awarded an Ochberg Fellowship by the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma in 2007 for creating a DVD to assist journalists who experience grief or trauma.
Lisa Millar’s Net Worth
Millar’s net worth is $300,000.