Leila McKinnon Biography
Leila McKinnon is an Australian journalist who works for Nine News and A Current Affair as a reporter and fill-in presenter.
Leila McKinnon Age
She was born on 28 September 1972 Tehran, Iran.
Leila McKinnon Height
Her current standing height is still unknown to the public.
Leila McKinnon Parents
Leila is the daughter to an English mother and a New Zealand father Dugald ‘Mac’ McKinnon. Her father worked as service manager to the late Shah of Iran’s fleet of vehicles. After being in an induced coma for more than a month in 2018, her father died. Leila noted that she and her family spent about $3,000 by organizing the low-key event themselves.
‘There was no coffin, hearse, or funeral director,’ she claimed. ‘It didn’t sound like much of a funeral, but it was great and incredibly inexpensive.’ A service that would appropriately transport her father from the hospital to the crematorium and distribute his ashes was also located by the Nine News reporter. She remarked in an interview with Daily Mail Australia, ‘It was just what we hoped.’
Leila went on to reveal the most special part of the wake was the bagpipes playing Scotland The Brave and Amazing Grace as her beloved father’s ashes were laid to rest by a flame tree.
Leila McKinnon Siblings
She has one brother whose name is not yet known.
Leila McKinnon Husband
Leila is married to David Gyngell in 2004 at Byron Bay. He is the son of the late legendary Channel Nine boss Bruce Gyngell. Her husband grew up in the back streets of Bellevue Hill but he later moved to Bondi when he was 16 or 17.
In 2020, he suffered a heart attack while in training but later recovered. The couple sold their $8.4million Dover Heights home in Sydney in December 2019, and are now based on the Byron Bay hinterland. They own a renovated investment property in Sydney’s Bondi Beach.
Leila McKinnon Children
She is a mother of two Edmund (7) and Gwendolen (5).
Leila McKinnon 9 News
McKinnon has hosted A Current Affair’s summer version after she returned to Australia in 2007, after her husband, David Gyngell, was re-appointed as CEO of the Nine Network. She and journalist Neil Breen of Nine News teamed up in May 2017 to produce The Way It Was, a podcast that examines the weekly news cycle.
While pursuing a journalism degree at the Queensland University of Technology, McKinnon began her career reporting part-time for The Sunday Telegraph in Brisbane. She obtained a cadetship at WIN Television in Rockhampton, Queensland, in 1993, before relocating to the Cairns bureau of the network. She joined the Nine Network in 1995, reporting and presenting for Nine Gold Coast News.
After three years, she moved to Brisbane to work as a reporter for A Current Affair. She then moved to Sydney and returned to the news department in late 2001, after a brief stint on a short-lived consumer affairs program. She took over as Today’s news anchor in February 2005, replacing Sharyn Ghidella. She remained Today’s news anchor until June when Ghidella was re-instated as an anchor. She returned to National Nine Morning News in August to provide the morning bulletin.
Since then, She also stepped in on Nine News Morning Edition and Nine News Afternoon Edition on a regular basis in 2008. McKinnon and Cameron Williams will co-host Weekend Today with Amber Sherlock and Michael Slater, with Amber Sherlock and Michael Slater delivering the news and sports. The show debuted in early February as a counterpoint to Seven’s Weekend Sunrise. The show was later expanded to include Saturday mornings. 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.
Later on, she left Weekend Today in 2014 to pursue other projects on the Nine Network, and Deborah Knight took her position. McKinnon co-hosted Nine’s award-winning coverage of the London Olympic Games in 2012, during which he had the first live interview with Princes William and Harry. She authored a weekly rugby league column for NRL.com in 2011 and 2012. McKinnon is the editor of Australia’s Favorite Recipes (2012), a cookbook that features ordinary Australians’ family recipes and earns money for the charity Legacy.
Leila McKinnon Teeth/Braces
Leila said that she had lingual braces applied f to correct an anterior open bite which meant she was unable to chew food properly.
Leila McKinnon and Corey Worthington
McKinnon is most well-known for questioning Corey Worthington in 2008. Corey made the interview ridiculous and really rose to fame.
Leila McKinnon Books
She is the author of Australia’s Favourite Recipes- Cherished Family Recipes From Around which is a cookbook by Australians for Australians, with more than 70 treasured recipes collected from families all around the country.
Leila McKinnon Salary
She earns an estimated salary of $120000 dollars.
Leila McKinnon Networth
She has a net worth of $2 Million dollars.