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Deborah Knight (born 23 November 1972) is an Australian television and news presenter and journalist.

Deborah Knight
Deborah Knight arrives at the 58th Annual Logie Awards at Crown Palladium (26655507170).jpg
Knight at the 58th Logie Awards
Born (1972-11-23) 23 November 1972 (age 46)
ResidenceSydney, New South Wales
NationalityAustralian
Occupation
  • Television presenter
  • news presenter
  • journalist
Years active1994−present
EmployerNine Network
TelevisionToday
Spouse(s)Lindsay Dunbar
Children3

Knight is currently a co-host of the Nine Network's breakfast program Today and presents Nine News Sydney on Friday and Saturday.

CareerEdit

Knight studied at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst, New South Wales, where she earned a degree in journalism, graduating in 1993.[1]

She began her career in the media working for the radio station 2WG in Wagga Wagga and then moved to Mix 106.5 in Sydney before accepting a position with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.[1]

In October 2011, Knight was replaced by Sandra Sully as the presenter of Network Ten's Ten News at Five in Sydney.

In December 2011, Knight joined the Nine Network, replacing Alicia Gorey as news presenter on Weekend Today and Monday news presenter on Today.[2]

In February 2015, Knight was appointed co-host of Weekend Today, replacing Leila McKinnon.[3]

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.

Knight has been a fill in presenter on Today, Today Extra, A Current Affair and Nine News Sydney.

In January 2019, Knight was confirmed as the new co-host of the Nine Network's breakfast program Today, replacing Karl Stefanovic.

In November 2019, the Nine Network announced that Knight will be replaced as co-host of Today with Karl Stefanovic returning to the show as co-host alongside Weekend Today co-host and 60 Minutes reporter Allison Langdon from January 2020.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Knight is married and has three children.[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Presenters". Austvhistory. Retrieved 27 June 2008.
  2. ^ Clune, Richard (3 December 2011). "Newsreader Deborah Knight wakes up to a new Today". The Sunday Telegraph. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Deborah Knight gets to cut loose". Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Karl Stefanovic returns to Today as Georgie Gardner reveals her plans for the future". 9now.nine.com.au. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Deborah Knight". ninemsn Pty Ltd. 18 January 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  6. ^ "Happy news for the Today Show's Deborah Knight". Retrieved 9 August 2015.
Preceded by
Karl Stefanovic
Today
Co-host
with Georgie Gardner

January 2019 - December 2019
Succeeded by
Karl Stefanovic
Preceded by
Georgie Gardner
Nine News Sydney
Presenter (Fri & Sat)

December 2017 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Lisa Wilkinson
Today
Co-host (interim)

October 2017 - December 2017
Succeeded by
Georgie Gardner
Preceded by
Leila McKinnon
Weekend Today
Co-host

September 2014 – December 2017
Succeeded by
Allison Langdon
Preceded by
Alicia Gorey
Weekend Today
News presenter

December 2011 – June 2014
Succeeded by
Wendy Kingston
Preceded by
Alicia Gorey
Today
News presenter (Monday)

December 2011 – June 2014
Succeeded by
Sylvia Jeffreys
Preceded by
Jessica Rowe
Ten Eyewitness News Sydney
Presenter with Ron Wilson/Bill Woods

2006–2011
Succeeded by
Sandra Sully
Preceded by
Michelle Stone
Ten Eyewitness News
US Bureau chief

2001–2003
Succeeded by
Leisa Goddard-Roles
Preceded by
unknown
Ten Eyewitness News
Federal Political Reporter

2004–2005
Succeeded by
Jacqueline Maddock