Virginia Trioli

News Anchor, Journalist, Keynote Speaker and MC

Virginia Trioli is a two time Walkley Award winning journalist and an anchor for ABC News Breakfast on ABC 1 and ABC News 24. One of Australia's best-known journalists and highly regarded interviewers, she is also a much sought-after speaker and MC, with a sharp sense of humour.

Virginia is regularly engaged as an MC/ facilitator for organisations that include Fairfax, the Garvan Institute, News Ltd, White Ribbon, Breast Cancer Network of Australia, the Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), Opera Australia, and the Royal Australian Institute of Architects.

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Virginia is an honours graduate in Fine Arts from the University of Melbourne and La Trobe University. In 1996, her book Generation F: Sex, Power and the Young Feminist, was published, a celebrated response to Helen Garner's First Stone.

In 1995 Virginia won Australian journalism's highest honour, the Walkley Award for her business reporting and in 2001 she 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 programs, 7.30 and Lateline, as well as Artscape and Sunday Arts. She is a regular fill-in host on Q & A.

Client testimonials

Virginia is a warm, entertaining and knowledgeable host who quickly builds rapport with her audience.


Sincerest thanks for spending time with us and inspiring and encouraging our (very dedicated) women and men

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Virginia was the consummate professional. She ran a tight ship, kept us ahead of time, was on point, funny and appropriate in every respect. Her interaction with us - the Institute team - was relaxed, personable and cooperative. She was a joy to work with and we’re more than happy.

Australian Institute of Architects

Very professional, made the event seem seamless, great Q&A, read the audience well.

Moonee Valley City Council