Portrait of Virginia Trioli

Virginia Trioli

Two-time Walkley Award winner, Virginia Trioli has an established reputation as a radio host, television presenter, news reporter, features writer and columnist. She currently anchors ABC News Breakfast on ABC 1 and ABC News 24.

Virginia is an honours graduate in Fine Arts from the University of Melbourne and La Trobe University, and in 1996 published Generation F, her celebrated response to Helen Garner’s The First Stone.

In 1995 she won Australian journalism’s highest honour, the Walkley Award, for her business reporting and in 2001 Virginia won a second Walkley 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.

Virginia 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.