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Niki Savva is an Australian journalist, author, and former senior adviser to prime minister John Howard and treasurer Peter Costello.
|Net Worth||$3 million|
|Occupation||Journalist, Author, Former senior advisor|
Savva was born in the village of Choli, Cyprus. Her father Andreas emigrated to Melbourne, Australia in 1951 and she followed with her mother Elpiniki and brother Steven several years later. She grew up in Doveton, an outer suburb of Melbourne. She attended Doveton Primary and Doveton High School where she was a prefect.
Niki Savva started work as a journalist at the Dandenong Journal, before moving to The Australian newspaper. In her early twenties, she moved to Canberra to work as a correspondent in the Canberra press gallery, for The Australian and later for the Herald Sun and The Age.
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Savva also worked as the Washington correspondent for News Limited. The illness and death of her sister Christina at 43 caused Savva to reconsider her career in journalism in 1997, and she accepted a job offer from federal treasurer Peter Costello as his media advisor.
She worked for Costello for six years before joining the staff of prime minister John Howard for three years on Howard’s Cabinet Policy Unit. She resigned from The Australian in June 2021 when the paper opted to commission a column from Peta Credlin to run on the same day as Savva’s and started working at The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald the following month.
Niki Savva appears regularly as a panelist on ABC’s Insiders program. In a book about her time as an adviser to Peter Costello, and then to John Howard, Savva described herself as a “conservative leftie”. On the Liberal side of politics, she supported Costello’s leadership ambitions, over those of the more conservative Howard, and, later, Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership ambitions over those of Tony Abbott.
According to journalist Laurie Oakes, Savva said in 2011 that journalists can lie, but politicians should not: “As a journalist, I lied often, usually about my sources, but about other things, too. Journalists can and do get away with lying; politicians and staff can’t. Nor should they.”
In 2016, Niki Savva released the book The Road to Ruin: How Tony Abbott and Peta Credlin Destroyed Their Own Government outlining the fall of the Abbott Government, relating it to Abbott’s closeness to his chief of staff, Peta Credlin. Savva was criticized by Abbott and Credlin, several journalists, and ABC’s Media Watch for not contacting the subjects of her book for comment on its claims, or giving them a right to reply.
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Michael Gawenda wrote in The Sydney Morning Herald: “It is a terrific book, but that’s not the point here. The point is that Niki Savva does not rely on anonymous sources for her examination of the relationship between Abbott and Peta Credlin. Her sources are named. They speak for themselves. We know who they are and where they worked and we know the terms and circumstances of their relationships with Abbott or Credlin.”
Niki Savva is currently married to Vince Woolcock, they had their wedding in Australia. Her husband is a Liberal political staffer. However, The Road to Ruin won the 2017 Australian Book Industry Award (ABIA) for General Non-fiction Book of the Year. As of March 2023, Niki Savva and her husband Vince Woolcock are still married but haven’t disclosed their children.
Niki Savva net worth
How much is Niki Savva worth? Niki Savva net worth is estimated at around $3 million. Her main source of income is her primary work as a journalist. Niki Savva’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $400,000 dollars annually. Her remarkable achievements have earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. Niki Savva is one of the richest and most influential journalists in Australia. She stands at an appealing height of 1.68m and has a good body weight which suits her personality.