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"I'm completely blown away!" Lisa Wilkinson just made a BIG surprise announcement

The talented television host has received the ultimate honour.

By Jess Pullar
For a talented television host like Lisa Wilkinson, it would seem that anything is possible.
But even so, some things still take the 59-year-old by surprise after revealing a very exciting honour she has just received for her impressive work over the years.
Indeed the big announcement is yet another amazing achievement Lisa has made, and going by her reaction, it's clear she couldn't be any prouder.
Sharing the amazing news, Lisa took to Instagram by posting two candid pictures.
In one image, Lisa is seen with her family standing in full regalia, while the next shows her receiving an award on-stage at a graduation ceremony.
"Well, that was one I never could have imagined... completely blown away and humbled today," she began.
Explaining that she had just received an Honorary Doctorate Of Letters from The University Of Wollongong, Lisa was overwhelmed at receiving the honour, saying she was "just a few kilometres from the hospital where I was born, and my grandparents' house where I spent most of my school holidays growing up."
Mentioning her grandfather, William Charles Wilkinson, who fought in the ANZAC Day battle of Villers in France 101 years ago, Lisa said she believed he would have been incredibly proud.
"As am I," she added.
"Huge congrats to all the wonderful graduating students I met and addressed today. It was an absolute honour."
Lisa took to Instagram to share the exciting news with her fans. (Image: Instagram / @lisa_wilkinson)
The Project host was thrilled to be given the honour. (Image: Instagram / @lisa_wilkinson)
Lisa's post has been met with a huge number of well wishes from fans.
"Oh wow!!! Huge congratulations Lisa!! Another incredible achievement!!," wrote one fan.
"It's so wonderful to see you so humble about your local area!" Another added.
"UOW is so great, many of our staff have come from there! Congratulations on such an achievement!"
The post itself has already garnered more than 13,000 likes since the The Project host made the announcement on Wednesday evening.
Fans were excited for the talented journalist. (Image: Network Ten)
Lisa has seen a long career of success in the media industry.
At age 21, she became the youngest editor of national women's magazine Dolly.
Not long after, she was made editor of Cleo, overseeing its rapid rise in popularity and doubling its circulation.
In 2007, Lisa became a co-host on Channel 9's The Today Show, gracing the breakfast television screen for more than a decade before announcing her resignation in 2017.
Lisa then took up the amazing gig of co-hosting The Project on Channel 10, which has seen her execute groundbreaking interviews with celebrities and other prominent Australians.
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And her doctorate isn't the only exciting honour that has since been bestowed to Lisa.
In 2016, she was appointed a member of the Order of Australia for her significant service to print and broadcast media.
Outside of the media landscape, Lisa has also made a big impression for something else - her fashion choices.
The presenter is often asked by fashion-forward fans which designers she's wearing on The Project, to which Lisa often obliges with descriptions and shopping tips on her Instagram account.
Lisa told fans exactly where they could get this stunning red dress in an Instagram post. (Image: Instagram / @lisa_wilkinson)
While at the Australian Women's Weekly Women of the Future Awards in September 2018, Lisa also opened up to us about the advice she would give to her younger self.
"Be brave," Lisa said, "and surround yourself with wonderful and supportive people."
There's no denying it - this talented media-personality is someone we can all take a little inspiration from.

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