SARAH WILSON

SARAH WILSON

Face of Foxtel’s Lifestyle YOU channel, Sarah Wilson is a recognised media powerhouse.

Sydney, NSW, Australia
Sarah Wilson
 
Face of Foxtel’s Lifestyle YOU channel, Sarah Wilson is a recognised media powerhouse. After introducing Australia to the first series of the record ratings smash hit Masterchef, Sarah moved from the kitchen to the new Fox channel to present and produce programs about health, relationships, family and the way we live.
 
Sarah is a rare journalist and personality: her career has spanned newspapers, magazines, radio and television and her voice can extend from politics to pop culture. She has contributed 10 opinion columns to the media landscape during her career, her first at the age of 25.
 
Sarah is known as one of the country’s leading experts on women’s lifestyle and social trends. In addition to her Lifestyle YOU role, she currently contributes a lifestyle column in Sunday Life magazine, and is the wellness editor-at-large and columnist for Good Health magazine.
 
After leaving her post as editor of Australian Cosmopolitan magazine in late 2007, she established herself as a prominent opinion columnist with her own page in News Ltd’s Daily Telegraph. She’s also contributed commentary and columns to ACP/Hearst’s Madison magazine and Men’s Style Women’s Health, Gourmet Traveller, Sunday Magazine and Fairfax’s Good Weekend.
 
In addition, she’s been a trend consultant and corporate presenter for leading global lifestyle website thecoolhunter.net advising on leading global trends in consumer culture to a variety of corporate organizations, including HSBC Vietnam, LVMH Australia, Revlon, Fairfax Magazines and Nike.
 
On the television front: she was employed as the fashion editor on Channel 9’s Today  Show and as a regular social commentator on Nine’s A Current Affair, The Footy Show, Channel Seven’s Sunrise, Today Tonight and SBS’s Insight. In 2008 she filled in as host of Channel’s 9’s Morning’s with Kerri- Anne.
 
Additional factoids:
  • Sarah was appointed editor of ACP/Hearst’s Cosmopolitan at the age of 29, becoming the fourth editor in the magazine’s 34-year history.
  • During her tenure as editor of Cosmopolitan, the magazine experienced its highest recorded circulation and readership figures and increased its lead in the category. The magazine also experienced its largest book sizes in more than a decade.
  • In September 2007, Australian Cosmo entered the Guinness World Book of Records when Sarah staged the largest swimsuit shoot on Sydney’s Bondi Beach. Images of 1010 women in pink bikinis, spelling out “Cosmo” beamed around the world.
  • That month, Sarah also became the first women’s magazine editor to interview the then Prime Minister of Australia Mr John Howard and current Prime Minister Mr Kevin Rudd, in the lead-up to the 2007 election.
  • The year she finished her News Ltd cadetship, she came runner up in the Australian Young Journalist of the Year Awards. Sarah also contributed a weekly column for the Herald Sun and Sunday Herald Sun’s opinion pages and was the youngest person in Australia to have such a column.
  • She was also the Sunday Magazine’s restaurant critic for two years.
  • Sarah has a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a Graduate Diploma in Professional Writing. She’s worked for ABC radio and in the Press Gallery in Canberra for the Australian Financial Review.
  • Sarah grew up on a subsistence-living farm, had her first business at 12 and rode a mountain bike 3000km around the south island of New Zealand one summer. Just for fun.


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