Deborah Knight Bio, Age, Husband, Children, Salary, Net worth, Today, Podcast,
Deborah Knight Biography/ Deborah Knight Wiki/ Deb Knight Bio
Deborah Knight is an Australian media personality born on 23rd November 1972 in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales. She is a co-host of ‘Today’, a breakfast program on Nine Network alongside Georgie Gardner. She also presents Nine News Sydney on Friday and Saturdays.
Deborah has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Charles Sturt University in Bathurst. She began her career in media working in radio station 2WG in Wagga Wagga. She later moved to Mix 106.5 in Sydney before joining ABC as a reporter. She also hosted one of the prestigious AM and breakfast programs on Radio National.
She later moved to Network Ten where she covered major two Federal elections and hosted the program Meet The Press regularly. In 2000 she was promoted with another show Ten News at Five Adelaide with George Donikian. She even moved to Los Angeles with Rahni Sadler she covered some of the influential stories of all time including September 11 attacks and US re-election of George W. Bush along with War at Iraq. In October 2011 she was replaced by Sandra Sully as the presenter of Network Ten’s Ten News at Five in Sydney.
Deborah Knight Age/ Deb Knight Age
46 years old as of 2018; born on 23rd November 1972.
Deborah Knight Husband (Lindsay Dunbar)/ Deb Knight Husband
Deborah married Lindsay Dunbar, an ABC motion designer, in 2005. The two first met when Knight was in Canberra with ABC’s Landline and interviewing a politician at Parliament House – where Dunbar was working. Deb says that at the time she was too focused doing her job that he didn’t really register.
They later worked together in the Canberra press gallery and Deb made the first move. They later got talking at friend’s farewell and Deb said: “we should perhaps talk a bit more.”
Deborah revealed during she had no intention of starting something as she had come out of a long-term relationship just the year before. She later found herself roller skating around Dunbar’s warehouse in the (then) seedy Canberra suburb of Fyshwick.
Deborah was later appointed US correspondent for Channel Ten – a position that would take her overseas for at least several years and to her surprise Lindsay decided to join her.
“He decided to come and join me. At that point, I realised he was serious, and I was happy for him to come too. So that was the moment I thought, ‘Okay, this is a long-term thing.’”
Deborah Knight Children
Deb and her husband Lindsay have three children Darcy, Elsa, and Audrey.
During an interview, Deb revealed that she undertook 12 rounds of IVF to conceive her firstborn, Darcy.
“In the morning, I was going off and having blood tests for rounds of IVF and being told that an implantation had failed and then I’d have to go into work. That was quite difficult to put that mask on. I would put the hair and makeup on and my mask on and go and try to do my job. It was hard.”
She also underwent the same process again as they tried for a second child but it was much easier than the first one.
“Elsa came along much easier and at that point, I didn’t really mind because we had one little baby … She was IVF too but much less problematic. It was two rounds of IVF… it was costly emotionally and financially and very, very difficult time”
Knight later, at the age of 42, fell pregnant naturally. “I do look at her … and think ‘wow you were just so determined to come into this world’ and she is a real go-getter.”
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Deborah Knight Children’s Names
Deborah has three children named: Darcy, Elsa, and Audrey.
Deborah Knight Today Show
In December 2011 she joined the Nine Network as a news presenter on Weekend Today and Monday news presenter on Today. She was appointed as co-host of Weekend Today in February 2015 replacing Leila McKinnon. Knight became the interim host of ‘Today’ after Lisa Wilkinson due to contract dispute, in October 2017 until l Georgie Gardner was appointed as permanent host in January 2018.
In January 2019 she became a co-host of the Nine Network’s breakfast program Today replacing Karl Stefanovic.
Deborah Knight Nine News Sydney
In December 2017 Knight was appointed as presenter of Nine News Sydney on Friday and Saturday nights replacing Georgie Gardner, who replaced Lisa Wilkinson on Today. It was also announced that Allison Langdon would replace Knight on Weekend Today.
Deborah Knight Podcast
In May 2018 Knight began hosting a podcast for 9Honey, Honey Mums for mums by mums. Each week Deborah is joined by 9Honey’s Jo Abi, psychologist Sandy Rea and has a chat with a special guest.
Deborah Knight 2gb
In 2018 Knight filled in for afternoon presenter Chris Smith on radio 2GB in Sydney. She said she was enjoying the radio as on can get reactions from listeners instantly.
“It’s rare to have a female voice on commercial radio in those markets. It’s terrific. I’m really enjoying it. It’s more personal, it’s really immediate and you can get reactions from listeners instantly, although now in TV with the immediacy of social media, you can achieve that too to some degree.”
Deborah Knight Salary
Deborah earns a salary of $500,000 annually.
Deborah Knight Net worth
Deb has an estimated net worth of $400,000.
Deborah Knight Hairstyle/ Deborah Knight Make up
On 28th March Deborah was criticised on social media due to her appearance during her interview with Pauline Hanson. Deborah took a screenshot of one of the comments and posted it on her Instagram.
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Ah the joys of social media. No my hair wasn’t “done” for my interview with @senatorpaulinehanson – nor was my makeup the full tilt. I literally just jumped on a plane with no time. I know it’s a visual medium but but sometimes the substance is more important than the style. #justsaying
She explained that she was only given 40 minutes notice to get to the airport on Thursday night after lining up the last minute interview with the One Nation leader in Brisbane.
Deborah later wrote on an essay for 9Honey on 29th saying she was dealing with a sick husband at home, who she had to leave in charge of the couple’s three young kids. She went on to write that she was with her hair and makeup artist but due to their last-minute flight booking they sat separately.
” So when Today Show Executive Producer Steve Burling called late on Thursday telling me I had 40 minutes to get to the airport to fly to Brisbane for the only one-on-one interview Pauline Hanson would be giving, I jumped into action. And it was quite the scramble.
My husband was at home sick with the lurgy, so I was able to hand over the afternoon madness of homework, dinner prep and play with the three kids to jump in the car and arrive at Sydney airport just as the flight was boarding.
TV is a visual medium, so makeup and hair artist extraordinaire Norman Gonzales also made the dash to join me on the flight, and as I had literally just jumped out of bed after my afternoon siesta when I received the call to go, I did need all the help I could get to look presentable on national TV.
The problem was Norman and I were not sitting together on the flight, so we improvised as best we could – he gave me a basic face of makeup and a quick burst of hair spray after we arrived in Brisbane and dashed to the city for the interview.
My makeup and hair, however, were the least of my concerns. My focus was on the substance rather than style, wanting to question Pauline Hanson on her claims she was taken out of context; whether she believed Port Arthur was a conspiracy; and whether she would take any responsibility for the statements made by herself or her key party operatives, and claims so hurtful to the family members of the Port Arthur massacre.
We conducted the interview – me with an eye on the clock – knowing I had just 20 minutes to head back to Brisbane airport to make the last flight back to Sydney to host the Today Show the following day.”
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