Caroline Wilson is a well-known sports journalist and former football columnist for Melbourne’s The Age newspaper. She’s a panellist on Nine Network’s Footy Classified. Moreover, she also appears as an occasional panellist on the ABC program Offsiders. She is one of the first women to cover Australian Rules football full-time and has won many awards and titles.

Learn more about Caroline Wilson and get to know her married life, net worth, salary, family, and age.

Married and Mother to Three Children

To those who were unaware, Caroline enjoys her married life with her husband, Brendan Donohoe. While there is no exact information on how and when the couple met and tied the knot, we can assure you that the couple has been together for a very long time. Caroline’s husband is a former Channel Seven state political reporter.

Caroline Wilson Married, Husband, Children
Caroline Wilson’s husband, Brendan Donohoe

Nonetheless, Caroline and her husband are known to be supportive of each other. They also share three children; Rose, Ned, and Clementine.

Caroline and her husband has not been linked to any affairs and rumors, and they live happily together.

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First Woman to Cover AFL Full-Time

Caroline started covering football in 1982 and has since covered various sports. However, she specialized in Australian Football Leagues and worked as a writer for The Age from 1999 to 2017, making her the first woman to cover AFL football full-time. Moreover, she had also worked with the Sunday Age between 1989 to 1994 and worked in a radio hosting program from 3AW between 1994 to 1996.

Caroline was also a regular panelist on 7s “Talking Footy” in the late 1990s, and early 2000s, and appeared every Wednesday night on White Line Fever on Fox Footy until the show was cancelled in 2006.

Throughout her career, Caroline has won various awards. She was the first woman to win the AFL’s gold media award in 1989 and was also the winner of the Sunday Age Journalist of the year award in 1993. Moreover, she won RAWARD in 1995 and was the football writer of the year in 1999.

In 2010, she earned the Australian Sports Commission Media Awards for Lifetime Achievement to contribute to sports journalism. In 2014, Caroline received the Graham Perking Australian Journalist of the Year Award.

Daughter to a President of a Football Club

Julia Caroline Wilson was born in 1960 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia to parents Julia and Ian Wilson. She celebrates her birthday on the 7th of June, which makes her age 61.

Her father, Ian Wilson, was the president of the Richmond Football Club from 1973 to 1985. She has three siblings; a sister, Amelia, and brothers, Will and Bill.

Wilson attended Melbourne Girls Grammar School, like her mother and grandmother.

Boasts Remarkable Salary and Net Worth

As a veteran sports journalist with nearly four decades of experience, Caroline Wilson gets paid a decent salary and has accumulated a hefty fortune. She receives a six-figure salary and has a net worth of over $1 million dollars.

The national average salary for a Senior Columnist is $77,837 per year in the United States. With over 40+ years of experience, her annual salary ranges to more than a hundred thousand US dollars.

As of May 2022, Wilson has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.


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