Journalist Sarah Wilson’s column in Fairfax Media’s Sunday Life will halt at the end of this year, Mumbrella can reveal.
Wilson will concentrate her output on ebooks, her own website and TV projects. It comes as the magazine – inserted with Fairfax’s Sunday papers in Sydney and Melbourne – goes through upheavals including the departure of editor Sarah Oakes to front an online project, and speculation that fellow columnist Mia Freedman may also be about to move on.
Wilson, a former editor of Cosmopolitan, launched her TV career hosting the first series of Masterchef before becoming one of the faces of subscription TV channel Lifestyle You.
She recently began selling her first ebook, I Quit Sugar. She told Mumbrella: “I’ve earned more in the first six weeks of having it on sale than I did in a year of Sunday Life columns. I’m in the process of developing more ebooks.”
Wilson’s Sunday Life column began about two years ago. She said: “The new year is a good time to make a fresh start. I’ve been told that it takes you the first year of writing a column to find your feet and the second to find your voice.
“Online gives you the opportunity to have the most direct voice with your readers.”
Wilson discusses her portfolio career in a video interview with Mumbrella last year: