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Sunday Territorian - - TV - – Holly Byrnes

THE re­cent dis­in­te­gra­tion of the Aus­tralian mag­a­zine in­dus­try will in­evitably rob many cre­atives in this coun­try of the op­por­tu­ni­ties pre­vi­ously af­forded to re­mark­able me­dia tal­ent like Lisa Wilkinson. While to­day’s au­di­ences know her as the vi­va­cious and pi­o­neer­ing pre­sen­ter on The Sun­day Pro­ject, her first steps into the in­dus­try were in mag­a­zines – anointed the youngest ed­i­tor of Dolly at the age of just 21. The achieve­ment so soon into her ca­reer is even more sur­pris­ing when you un­der­stand Wilkinson’s con­fi­dence-shat­ter­ing ex­pe­ri­ence with bul­ly­ing dur­ing her high-school days. Re­count­ing the fear and lone­li­ness to artist Anh Do con­tin­ues to be a wound Wilkinson ob­vi­ously car­ries; but one she has used to power her de­ter­mi­na­tion to be the woman of her own mak­ing. The por­trait sit­ting also gives her the chance to share thoughts on her for­mer To­day show co-host Karl Ste­fanovic and the com­pas­sion she feels for those young “chur­nal­ists” tasked these days with writ­ing click­bait for gos­sip-hun­gry read­ers. An in­spir­ing episode and yet an­other stun­ning paint­ing pro­duced by Do.

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