Leila McKinnon shares her and Karl Stefanovic’s photo IDs from their early days on Nine’s Today show… as she fills in for injured Allison Langdon
Leila McKinnon rejoined Nine’s Today Show this month as a fill-in for host Allison Langdon who is currently recovering from a painful knee injury.
And on Thursday, the journalist shared her and co-host Karl Stefanovic’s first station ID cards from almost two decades ago.
‘Does anyone know who these young up and comers are?’ Leila, 48, cheekily captioned the photos of the TV presenters in the early days of their careers.
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Reunited: Leila McKinnon is filling in for Karl Stefanovic’s injured Today co-host Allison Langdon this month – the last time they were both employed by Today was in 2005
Despite many years in the spotlight, Karl, 46, and Leila appeared to have barely aged a day since first being hired at Nine.
Blast from the past! Despite many years in the spotlight, Karl, 46, and Leila, 48, appeared to have barely aged a day since first being hired at Nine
‘Let’s hope morning television is like riding a bike. It’s been a long 10 years on the bench waiting, like a coiled spring, for that call up from the coach but last night it happened, wish me luck,’ Leila captioned a photo with Karl, last week.
Leila was briefly appointed Today’s news presenter for four months in 2005, the same year Karl became a co-host of the program.
Karl’s very first ID card for Today was previously shared on the program in June 2020, to mark his 20th anniversary with the network.
Remember this? Leila was briefly appointed Today’s news presenter for four months in 2005, the same year Karl became a co-host of the program. Pictured L to R: Richard Wilkins, Lisa Wilkinson, Karl, Leila, and Steve Jacobs in 2005
He hasn’t aged a day! Karl shared a throwback from his early days with Channel Nine last year while celebrating his 20th anniversary with the network
‘It is exactly 20 years ago today that a young fresh-faced journalist by the name of Karl Stefanovic first walked into Channel Nine studios,’ Allison said at the time.
‘And we found this… your very first security card,’ she added, as Karl laughed.
Allison is currently recovering in hospital from a knee injury after a horror accident on the Today show.
Struggles: Allison is currently recovering in hospital from a knee injury after a horror accident on the Today show while hydrofoiling
The blonde beauty underwent knee surgery on Monday after injuring herself while hydrofoiling for a segment on the Today show.
She hurt right knee after landing badly on a swimming platform on the Gold Coast.
Her colleagues Karl and Leila have been updating viewers on her ongoing condition and recovery on the show.
‘She seemed pretty good’: Her co-host Karl Stefanovic has been keeping viewers updated on her condition and recovery on the show