Read the complete write-up of Leila McKinnon net worth, age, husband, children, height, family, parents, tv shows as well as other information you need to know.
Leila McKinnon is an Iranian-born Australian journalist. She is a reporter and fill-in presenter for Nine News and A Current Affair. McKinnon has previously been co-host of Weekend Today.
|Net Worth||$4 million|
Leila McKinnon was born on September 28, 1972 (age 49 years) in Tehran, Iran. She is the daughter of an English mother and a New Zealand father, while her father was working as service manager to the late Shah of Iran’s fleet of vehicles. She grew up in Brisbane, where she attended MacGregor State High School.
Leila McKinnon began her career reporting part-time for The Sunday Telegraph in Brisbane while finishing a journalism degree at the Queensland University of Technology. In 1993 she accepted a cadetship at WIN Television in Rockhampton, Queensland, before moving to WIN’s Cairns bureau.
McKinnon began work with the Nine Network in 1995, reporting and presenting for Nine Gold Coast News. After three years she became a reporter for A Current Affair in Brisbane. A brief stint on a short-lived consumer affairs program followed before she moved to Sydney and returned to the news department, in late 2001.
Check Out: Brooke Boney net worth
In February 2005, Leila McKinnon was appointed news presenter for Today replacing Sharyn Ghidella. She remained news presenter of Today until June when Ghidella was reinstated as a news presenter. In August, she returned to present National Nine Morning News presenting the morning bulletin.
In 2008, she also regularly filled in on Nine News Morning Edition and Nine News Afternoon Edition. McKinnon is most famous for her interrogation of Corey Worthington in 2008. In January 2009, it was announced that McKinnon will co-host Weekend Today alongside Cameron Williams, with Amber Sherlock and Michael Slater presenting the news and sport.
The program began in early February and was introduced to counteract Seven’s Weekend Sunrise. The show later extended to Saturday mornings as well. She presented the show from Victoria the morning after Black Saturday, Australia’s most deadly bushfires. In December 2009, she co-hosted the Sydney New Year’s Eve telecast alongside Cameron Williams.
Leila McKinnon co-hosted Nine’s award-winning coverage of the London Olympic Games and conducted the first live interview with Princes William and Harry in 2012. In 2011 and 2012 she wrote a weekly rugby league column for NRL.com. McKinnon is the editor of Australia’s Favorite Recipes (2012), a cookbook that raises money for the charity Legacy and features the family recipes of ordinary Australians.
Check Out: Georgie Gardner net worth
McKinnon resigned from Weekend Today in 2014 to focus on other projects on the Nine Network, she was replaced by Deborah Knight. In May 2017, McKinnon and Nine News journalist Neil Breen teamed up to host The Way It Was, a podcast that dissected the weekly news cycle.
Her salary for 2022 ranges from $162,574 to $475,483, but with bonuses, benefits, and various other compensation, she made significantly more than her salary in the year 2020.
Leila McKinnon is married to David Gyngell, they had their wedding in 2014 in a private ceremony. In March 2006, Leila McKinnon relocated to Los Angeles with her husband, Australian businessman David Gyngell. In 2007, McKinnon returned to Australia, as her husband David Gyngell was reappointed as the CEO of the Nine Network. Since then she has presented the summer edition of A Current Affair. In 2012, McKinnon gave birth to her first child. McKinnon’s second child was born in 2014. The couple has two children Edmund McKinnon Gyngell, and Gwendolen Josephine Gyngell.
Leila McKinnon net worth
How much is Leila McKinnon worth? Leila McKinnon net worth is estimated at around $4 million. Her main source of income is from her career as a journalist. McKinnon successful career has earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars trips. She is one of the richest and influential journalists in Australia. McKinnon has a good body weight and has an appealing height that suits her personality.