Virginia Trioli | ABC News

Two-time Walkley Award winner Virginia Trioli is one of Australia’s best-known journalists, with a formidable reputation as a television anchor, radio presenter, writer and commentator.

For the past nine years, she has fronted the ABC’s News Breakfast program.

She has also hosted prime-time radio programs on 774 ABC in Melbourne and 702 ABC in Sydney and held senior positions at The Age newspaper and the Bulletin Magazine.

In 1995, Trioli won Australian journalism’s highest honour, the Walkley Award for business reporting.

Several years later, she won a second Walkley for her interview with the former Defence Minister Peter Reith over the Children Overboard Affair. She famously asked him how a picture of child asylum seekers in the water proved their parents had thrown them overboard.

Virginia lives in Melbourne, is married with three step-children and a 5-year-old son.