Virginia Trioli is one of Australia’s best-known journalists, with a formidable reputation as a television anchor, radio presenter, writer and commentator.
Virginia has presented ABCs News Breakfast since 2008 and has held senior positions at the Age newspaper and the Bulletin magazine. For eight years she hosted the Drive Program on 774 ABC Melbourne, and the Morning Program 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 News Breakfast on ABC 1 and ABC News 24.
Virginia won Australian journalism's highest honour, the Walkley Award, in 1995 for her business reporting and in 2001 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. In 2006 she won Broadcaster of the Year at the ABC Local Radio Awards.