Leigh Sales Bio, Age, Height, Husband, Salary, Net Worth, ABC News

Leigh Sales Biography

Leigh Sales is a popular Australian journalist and author currently working as an anchor for the Australian television network ABC at 7.30 am news. She was named a member of the Order of Australia for her contributions to television journalism in the year 2019.

Leigh Sales Age

Leigh Sales was born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 10th May 1973.

Leigh Sales Height

Leigh is a woman of standard stature and stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.

Leigh Sales Family

Leigh Sales was born to her father, Dale Sales, and her mother, Ann Sales in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Her mum was a clerk at the then-named Telecom while her dad worked as a regimental sergeant major in the Australian Army. Leigh was raised alongside her brother named Glen Sales.

Leigh Sales Education

Sales joined and graduated from Aspley State High School in Brisbane. Later on, she went to Queensland University where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Moreover, graduated with a master’s degree in International Relations from Leigh Deakin University.

Leigh Sales Husband

Leigh Sales was previously married to her ex-husband called Phil Willis in 1996. Unfortunately, they divorced in December 2016 after 2 decades of marriage. The split came after 18 months of what she expressed as the ‘worst year of her life. Together, they shared two boys Daniel Oscar Willis who was born in 2012, and James  Christopher Willis born who was born in 2014. Leigh suffered a uterine rupture after giving birth to James and Daniel experiences tremors in his hands which leads to multiple operations continually.

Leigh Sales Salary

She pockets a decent salary of $280,000 annually. This is in accordance with ABC hosts’ salaries.

Leigh Sales Networth

Leigh has amassed a decent fortune over the years and has an estimated net worth of $4.5million.

Leigh Sales Career

She joined the ABC in Brisbane in 1995. Since then, Leigh has served at the ABC in a number of capacities, such as a political correspondent in New South Wales for the state elections in 1999 and 2007. In 2000, Leigh also covered the Summer Olympic Games.

She worked as the network’s Washington reporter from 2001 to 2005 where she covered Hurricane Katrina, the Iraq War, Guantanamo Bay, and the 2004 presidential election. From 2008 to 2010, Leigh worked as the co-host of ABC’s Lateline, the late-night national current affairs show that focused heavily on international issues and federal politics. Leigh also worked as the ABC’s national security correspondent from 2006 until 2008. She anchors the ABC’s federal election and budget night broadcasts and has also interviewed every live Australian Prime Minister.

Furthermore, she has spoken with a slew of celebrities and world leaders, such as Boris Johnson, Benjamin Netanyahu, Hillary Clinton, Aung San Suu Kyi, David Cameron, the Dalai Lama, Margaret Atwood, Paul McCartney, Salman Rushdie, Harrison Ford, Elton John, and others. She received the Order of Australia for her contributions to journalism in 2019.

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