Ashleigh Gillon Biography

Published On Jun 12, 2018
Facts of Ashleigh Gillon
Birth Nation: Australia
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Name Ashleigh Gillon
Birth Name Ashleigh Gillon
Profession Political commentator, Australian Journalist
Working For Sky News Australia
Famous for Political Commentary
Boyfriend Aaron Hood
Married Yes
Married to Aaron Hood (m.2011)
Children Phoebe Rose Hood
Education Curtin University
Awards Wallace Brown Award
TV Show Weekend Live with Ashleigh Gillon
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Ashleigh Gillon was born in Australia and though her personal details are not found as much as other celebrities, she is one of the famous political journalists of Australia. Ashleigh who came to be a famous name in the media as one of the best media personalities has always strived to be in front of television and media as a journalist.

Ashleigh has attended St Mary's Anglican Girls' School. She has a post-graduate degree from Curtin University. She also has a degree in marketing and media. Her degree served her well as Gillon started her career early.

She has been known to start her career back in 2004. She initially worked at a radio station in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Later the same year in 2004, she joined Sky News Australia as a producer.

So far, she has been a part of the Sky News Canberra Bureau. She was a co-host of Lunchtime Agenda where the main talk used to be the commentaries on current political talks and issues. She moved on to Perth to be the main host of afternoon news. Ashleigh migrated again and moved to Melbourne. She became the host of a weekend programme, Weekend Live with Ashleigh Gillon.

In 2014, Ashleigh was on air reporting about 2014 Sydney hostage crisis also known as Sydney Siege and Lindt Café Siege. The hostage horror happened during 15-16 December 2014 where the gunman Man Haron Monis was killed along with two other hostages in the cross-fire.

Her popularity is so much that even the biggest politician wants to be around her so much that once she had revealed that one of an ex-government minister would ask only for her to do her makeup every time he was interviewed in her show. The crazy requests only stopped once her co-host David Speers stepped in.

Ashleigh has been honored for the works she has done in journalism. In 2011 she has been honored with Wallace Brown Award. The award honors young journalists that are in Canberra Press Gallery. She has also been awarded an ASTRA Award for her outstanding performance as a broadcast journalist.

Gillon is a married woman. She was in an affair few years prior to her engagement in 2011. Then boyfriend now a loving husband Aaron Hood is an equity food director. They have a daughter who was born in 2013 after two years of their marriage. The duo who are each other's spouses are a great team together and there's no intention of any future divorce. They are proud parents of a beautiful daughter whom they have named Phoebe Rose Hood. Ashleigh was congratulated by Barnaby Joyce on live air during an interview. Also then prime minister of Australia Julia Gillard congratulated her as well.

Ashleigh's salary has not been recorded yet but her estimated net worth is around millions of dollars which grows every year. She is in the similar pay range of her co-host David Speers. Ashleigh Gillon resides in Melbourne with her husband Aaron Hood and their daughter Phoebe Rose Hood.

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First child Phoebe Rose Hood

2013

After her marriage with equity fund director Aaron Hood they welcome their first child in 2013. Their first child was a sweet little daughter. They named their lovely daughter Phoebe Rose Hood. 

Start of Her Career

2004

Ashleigh Gillon started her career back in 2004. She initially worked at a radio station in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Later the same year in 2004, she joined Sky News Australia as a producer.

Received Journalism Award

2011

In 2011 Ashleigh was awarded Wallace Brown Award. The award honours young journalists that are in Canberra Press Gallery. She has also been awarded an ASTRA Award for her outstanding performance as a broadcast journalist.

On Air Host of Sydney hostage crisis

2014

In 2014, Ashleigh has successfully done an on-air hostage reporting. Sydney hostage crisis, also known as Sydney Siege and Lindt Café Siege, happened during 15-16 December 2014 where the gunman Man Haron Monis was killed along with two other hostages in the cross-fire.

Married to Aaron Hood

2011

Then boyfriend now a loving husband Aaron Hood and Ashleigh Gillon got engaged on 2011 and married on the same year. They are proud parents to a beautiful daughter whom they have named Phoebe Rose Hood born in 2013