Leigh Sales - Updated Feb 2024

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Leigh Sales

Leigh Sales is a popular Australian journalist and author. Leigh Sales previously served as host of the news and current affairs program 7.30 on the Australian television network ABC.

Early Life and Childhood

Leigh Peta Sales was born on 10 May 1973, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Currently, she is 49 years old and her real name is Leigh Peta Sales. She loves to be called by her birth name.

Leigh is the daughter of Dale Sales (father) but the name of the mother is unknown. She has one brother named Glen Sales. But the profession of parents and siblings is secret. Maybe in the future, Leigh will give information to the public related to her family,

There is no information available about how Leigh was with her family and friends on any websites or in the media. She has never given even a single detail to the public and doesn’t want others to know about them. Her nationality is Australian and Taurus is her zodiac sign, follows Christianity. Maybe in the future, she will give details about her childhood in the media or interviews at that moment we will update her here.


Leigh Sales studied at Aspley State High School. She graduated from Deakin University with a master’s degree in international relations after earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Queensland University of Technology.

Leigh Sales – Net Worth 2023

The estimated value of Leigh Sales’s net worth is $2 million. Her work as a media personality is her primary source of income. She now enjoys a luxurious lifestyle and various expensive vehicles thanks to sales excellent job. She is one of Australia’s richest and most powerful journalists.

Career and Professional Life

In 1995, Leigh Sales started working for ABC in Brisbane. She has since held several important positions with the ABC and covered the state elections for New South Wales in 1999 and 2007. She also covered the Summer Olympics in 2000.

Sales co-hosted ABC’s Lateline, a late-night national current affairs program with a focus on international issues and federal politics, from 2008 to 2010. From 2006 until 2008, she worked as the national security correspondent for ABC, located in Sydney. She was selected as the 7.30 anchor of ABC’s current affairs shows in 2011.

” Detainee 002: The Case of David Hicks”, the debut novel by Leigh Sales, was released in 2007. ” On Doubt”, was published in 2009, and ” Any Ordinary Day”, was published in October 2018. In November 2014, She started a podcast.

Leigh Sales in Women in Media event (Source Instagram)

Caption: Leigh in Women in Media event (Source Instagram)

Brand Endorsements

There is no information about Leigh Sales’s brand endorsements. It is not mentioned that Leigh Sales has endorsed some brands and their products. Leigh might reveal details about the companies she has recommended in the future.

We looked through Leigh’s social media sites but were unable to find any information on brand endorsements. Due to her privacy, she doesn’t want anyone to learn more about her or her personal or professional life.

Awards and Nominations

Leigh has received lots of awards. She won the “Walkley Book Award” for Any Ordinary Day in 2019, “Member of the Order of Australia (AM)” for service to the broadcast media in 2019, “The Walkley Award for Broadcasting and Online Interviewing” in 2012, “George Munster Award for Independent Journalism” in 2012, and “Walkley Award” in the same year.

Leigh Sales during her award ceremony (Source The Walkley Foundation)

Caption: Leigh during her award ceremony (Source The Walkley Foundation)

Relationship Status

Leigh was married to Phil Willis in 1996. They were so much in love and they have two children named James Christopher Willis and Daniel Oscar Willis. After 20 years of marriage, due to a misunderstanding, they got separated in December 2016.


Even Leigh’s professional life is kept private, as is any information about her. Plus, she has the skills to manage both his personal and business lives, and she has never disclosed any information to the public.

Additionally, Leigh has never been the focus of any controversies or speculations, and she is one of the famous Australian journalists and authors as well as hosts.

Body Measurements

Leigh’s actual height is five feet six inches and her weight is also 59 kg. She has blonde, wavy hair, and her eyes are also attractive and green in color. Leigh is very concerned about her body and takes a proper diet, drinks lots of water and she has clear as well as fair skin. She looks very pretty when she smiles.

Leigh Sales posing for a photo (Source Instagram

Caption: Leigh posing for a photo (Source Instagram

Leigh Sales – Social Media

Leigh is active on social media. On Instagram, she has 135K followers and has followed 230 people there as well and she has posted 685 posts, an Instagram account of Leigh is marked with a blue checkmark.

She is also active on Facebook where she has 27134 followers and her Facebook account is also marked with a blue checkmark. On Twitter, Leigh is not active but can find fan page accounts.