Virginia Trioli (Journalist) Bio, Age, Height, Family, Husband, Education, Career, Net Worth

Virginia Trioli Biography

Virginia Frances Trioli is an Australian journalist, radio, and television presenter, and author. She currently hosts the morning program on ABC RadioMelbourne in Melbourne. In addition, Trioli has previously been co-host of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s breakfast television program News Breakfast.

Virginia Trioli Age|Birthday

Trioli was born on August 16, 1965. Therefore, she is 57 years old as of 2023 and celebrates her birthday on the 16th of August every year.

Virginia Trioli Height|Weight

Trioli’s height is 5 feet 10 inches (approximately 170 centimeters). Moreover, she weighs 55 kilograms.

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Virginia Trioli Family

Trioli was born in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia to her parents

Virginia Trioli Husband

Trioli is happily married to Russell Skelton, a contributing editor of The Age and head of ABC’s fact-checking unit. In addition, they had their first child in 2012.

Virginia Trioli Education

Trioli went to Donvale High School. Additionally, she graduated from La Trobe University in the 1980s with a Bachelor of Arts degree with fine arts major in cinema. However, she began but never completed her postgraduate studies at New York University from 1993 to 1994 while working as a reporter for The Age, where she worked until 1999.

Virginia Trioli Career

Trioli worked as a publicist for a book publisher and then at the Victorian Ethnic Affairs Commission before starting at The Age in 1990. Additionally, Virginia was president of The Age’s chapter of the union, The Australian Journalists Association (now the Media, Entertainment, and Arts Alliance) for three years. Additionally, Virginia worked part-time for the Packer organization as a columnist for the magazine The Bulletin.

Radio presenter

She became a radio presenter when she worked at 774 ABC Melbourne in 2001 on weekday afternoons. Additionally, here, Virginia shared the journalist union’s Walkley Award with the 774 Drive Team. Furthermore, in 2001, Trioli won a Walkley Award for her interview with former defense minister Peter Reith over the Children Overboard Affair.

Moreover, in 2005, the journalist moved to Sydney to host the morning show on the radio station 702 ABC Sydney replacing Sally Loane. However, Virginia resigned from this role on November 9, 2007, after two years to concentrate on developing her TV career. Besides, Virginia was a regular occasional commentator on the ABC TV program Insiders and was a weekly host on Sunday Arts in addition to her radio commitments. Furthermore, she replaced Maxine McKew as the Friday presenter of ABC’s Lateline news and current affairs program which was announced on February 5, 2007. Moreover, she hosts the ABC program Q&A when Hamish Macdonald, its regular host is on a break.


Virginia is the author of the book Generation F: Sex, Power and the Young Feminist. Moreover, the book was published in 1996 as a riposte to Helen Garner’s The First Stone.


In 2008, the journalist proved back to Melbourne to commence co-hosting News Breakfast. This was alongside Barrie Cassidy, Joe O’Brien, Paul Kennedy, and Vanessa O’Hanlon.

Additionally, O’Brien would remain as host from Monday to Friday replacing Cassidy which was announced by ABC in January 2009. However, O’Brien was replaced by Michael Rowland in May 2010 when he left news Breakfast to work as a presenter on ABC News 24.

Furthermore, Trioli left News Breakfast to replace Jon Faine as Mornings presenter on ABC Radio Melbourne which was announced in May 2019 by ABC. Moreover, her replacement on News Breakfast was Lisa Millar.

Additionally, on her first Mornings program with ABC Radio Melbourne, Virginia falsely declared herself to be the first female presenter of the program. However, the fact is Elizabeth Bond hosted the show in the late 1970s. Moreover, Virginia apologized for the error.


Walkley Award – 1995
Melbourne Press Club – Best Columnist – 1999
Walkley Award – 2001

Virginia Trioli Net Worth

Trioli’s net worth ranges between $1 million and $5 million.