Marguerite McKinnon joins WIN News

WINLOGO-LargerFormer Today Tonight reporter Marguerite McKinnon will join WIN News as a Senior Reporter from Monday.

She will be based in Wagga Wagga following her recent marriage to local project manager, Robert Smith.

For the last two of her 16 years in media, McKinnon has been a reporter on Today Tonight. She has previous roles at Network TEN as assistant Chief of Staff plus a stint with 2UE. At Seven News she interviewed U.S. Vice President Al Gore, Will Smith, Cameron Diaz and former Prime Minister John Howard.

She first joined WIN Television in 1997 as Chief of Staff for the WIN News Central West bulletin in Orange moving on to WIN News Canberra.

“This is an exciting time in my life, both personally and professionally” she said. “I am over the moon to be here with my husband and overwhelmed at the open-armed welcome I have received from the people of Wagga. I’m looking forward to keeping viewers abreast of the region’s latest issues and happenings.”

WIN Network NSW News Director, Stella Lauri, said: “It is a major coup for the region to attract a world-class journalist with international reporting experience which Marguerite has. She will be an incredible asset to the WIN News team.”

In 2008, McKinnon was awarded a Group Bravery Award after rescuing two men trapped in a burning car after they crashed into a telegraph pole and their vehicle set alight.


  1. Personally I’m glad she left Today Tonight. I couldn’t stand her. When I noticed her absence there I thought they finally came to their senses and sacked her. I’m so much happier with Today Tonight’s current team.

  2. with her talent iam hoping she is running the newsroom she has joined..if not she’d be a waste…just looking at the WIN website…the Riverina newsroom has no one of great importance…two young chicks a guy who loves horse racing and some older lady that has radio experience, doent sound like a good television enviroment,, and thats about it…seem they may have needed her in a big way, mind you i dont know their competition, i assume its Prime…. pity i wont see her work

  3. That’s got to be the first time somebody has returned to WIN after working for Seven/Nine/Ten. I remember her being on WIN Canberra years ago, a good reporter.

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