ABC television presenter, Virginia Trioli, and her husband, journalist Russell Skelton, recently welcomed their son, Addison Marcello Skelton.
Virginia has been a journalist in print, on radio, and on TV for many years; she has won two Walkley Awards. Since 2008, she has been co-host on ABC News Breakfast.
Russell is a contributing editor to The Age newspaper, and has been reporting on Indigenous issues since 2005. He has won the Grant Hattam Quill Award for investigative journalist, and a United Nations Association Peace Award for his reports on Aboriginal disadvantage. Russell has children from a previous relationship.
Virginia and Russell were married in 2003 in Italy.
Addison is a bold choice for a boy, as it is a Top 100 name for girls in Victoria, where the Skelton family live. I’m pleased to see that gender take-backs can occur at any point, if parents only have the gumption to do so.