Leigh Sales

Birth Day May 10th, 1973
Birth Place Brisbane, Queensland
Age 51 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Taurus

Leigh Peta Sales AM is an Australian journalist and author. She hosts the Australian television channel ABC's flagship news and current affairs program 7.30. She was awarded an Order of Australia for her services to broadcast journalism in 2019.

Leigh Sales angered by unwanted kiss in front of a charity dinner crowd

The ABC presenter Leigh Sales has said she was offended and angered after a man who introduced her at a charity ball she was hosting on Saturday night kissed her on the lips in front of 200 people attending the black-tie dinner.

She was introduced by a director of the multiple sclerosis charity, retired businessman Phil Newman, who offered his cheek for Sales to peck and then turned his head suddenly and planted an unwanted kiss on her lips. Sales was so taken aback she screamed and then approached the microphone and said “hashtag me too”, before composing herself and continuing to host the $250-a-head dinner at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney.

“The only reason I am commenting publicly is that given how many people witnessed the incident, I feel it would be gutless not to stand up and say that kind of behavior is intolerable and the time for women being subject to it or having to tolerate it is long gone,” she told Guardian Australia.

Famous for

The host of Australian Television channel ABC's flagship news.

Where was Leigh Sales born?

Leigh Sales was born on 10 May 1973 in Brisbane, Queensland. She holds Australian nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Her birth name is Leigh Peta Sales with the birth sign of Taurus and was born to her father Dale Sales who was a sergeant major in the Australian army and mother Ann sales who is a clerk at telecom. She also has a brother named Glen Sales. Regarding her education, Leigh attended Aspley State High School and graduated from Deakin University where she did a Master of International Relations and joined the Queensland University of Technology for the Bachelor of Journalism.

How tall is Leigh Sales?

Journalist Leigh Sales stands the height of 5ft 6in tall with a weight of 59 kg and has a slim body physique with the measurements of 36-29-35 inches. Her bra size is 34D and wears the dress size of 8(US) and shoe size of 9(US). Additionally, she has green eyes and dark brown hair which makes her personality looks more attractive.

Career of Leigh Sales

  • Sales started her journalism career by joining the ABC Brisbane in 1995.
  • Sales have held several prominent roles with the ABC and were New South Wales political reporter covering the 1999 and 2007 state elections and the 2000 Summer Olympics.
  • Sales was a co-host of the ABC's Lateline from 2008 to 2010.
  • She was the ABC's national security correspondent from 2006 until 2008.
  • Sales was the network's Washington correspondent from 2001 to 2005, covering stories including the Iraq War, the 2004 presidential election, Guantanamo Bay and Hurricane Katrina.
  • In 2011, she was appointed anchor of the ABC’s flagship prime time current affairs program, 7.30. 
  • Sales is the host of the ABC’s federal election and federal budget night broadcasts. 7.30.
  • In November 2014, Sales started a podcast with Annabel Crabb called Chat 10 Looks 3.


  • She also has written 3 books, Her first book, Detainee 002: The Case of David Hicks, was published in 2007 by Melbourne University Publishing. 
  • Her second book, On Doubt, was published in 2009 as part of MUP's series Little Books on Big Themes.
  • Sales' third thought-provoking book, Any Ordinary Day, was published in October 2018.

Is Leigh Sales married?

Journalist Leigh Sales is presently divorced but was married to Phil Willis in 1996. The couple also had two children named Daniel Oscar Willis (born in 2012) and James Willis (born in 2014). But, After 20 years of marriage, Sales and Willis separated in December 2016. 

Birthday of Leigh Sales

Journalist Leigh Sales celebrates her birthday on the 10th of May with her friends and family.

Net worth of Leigh Sales

Leigh Sales is earning a good amount of money from her career as a Journalist and author. She earns $280,000 as her salary from ABC news. She also owns 2million worth 5 bedroom mansion based in Sydney. But as of 2019, her net worth is still under evaluation.

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