Lisa spills on fighting off a nemesis

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LISA Wilkinson has been one of Australia’s top journalists for years but even that status hasn’t helped her avoid people

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Lisa Wilkinson

LISA Wilkinson has been one of Australia’s top journalists for years but even that status hasn’t helped her avoid people trying to ruin her career — specifically one person in particular.

The 57-year-old journalist recently spoke at the Byron Bay Writer’s Festival with fellow journalist Tracey Spicer about what life in the media is like and how one woman tried to ruin her illustrious career.

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Wilkinson recently celebrated her 10 year anniversary with Today. Source: News Corp Australia

The revelation,

reported by

Private Sydney,

came as a surprise to most, considering Wilkinson’s illustrious career within the media industry and, when pushed further about who exactly had been trying to take her down, the journalist wouldn’t budge.

While Wilkinson did tell

Private Sydney

the woman did not work in TV, she did reveal it all started around five years ago — the

Today

host recently

celebrated her 10 year anniversary

with the morning show.

Instead of elaborating on her comments, Wilkinson made

a statement to

Fairfax

regarding the person, telling them her comments shouldn’t be blown out of proportion.

“Like many women who’ve spent time in professional workplaces, I’ve come up against the occasional roadblock,” Wilkinson told the publication. “It comes with the territory.”

“But each time, I’ve shone a light on what was going on, called out the perpetrators, and the problem immediately went away. It’s the advice I always give to the young women I mentor — be brave — because it works,” she said.

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The Today host, seen here with her daughter Billi, has mentored dozens of young women. Picture: Paul Miller Source: AAP

And despite Wilkinson’s incredible career within the Australian media industry, the host revealed last year she’s constantly worried about being fired.

“I come in every day thinking, ‘Any day now someone is going to pat me on the shoulder and say, ‘Okay, you’ve had enough fun now, time to pass the baton to the next one’,” she told

The Daily Telegraph

in December.

The 56-year old has spent more than 35 years in the media industry having started as a receptionist at

Dolly Magazine

when she was just 19.

“For as long as [this job] lasts I’m going to make the most of it. There is no better job in television,”

she said.

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