He was educated at Street Augustines College in Cairns, Anglican Church Grammar School and the Queensland University of Technology, where he graduated with a degree in journalism in 1994.
Stefanovic is currently a co-host of the Nine Network"s breakfast program, Today. Early years
After university he began working for WIN Television in Rockhampton and Cairns as a cadet reporter. In 1996, Stefanovic took up a position with Television New Zealand as a reporter for One Network News in New Zealand.
In 1998, Stefanovic returned to Australia with a job reporting and presenting for Ten News in Brisbane, and also acted as a fill-in news presenter for Ron Wilson in Sydney.
In 2000, Stefanovic moved to the Nine Network as a reporter and back-up presenter for National Nine News in Brisbane. Stefanovic"s reports on the 2001 Warragamba bushfires from Sussex Inlet in January 2002 led to his appointment to Nine"s Sydney newsroom, and he was involved in the coverage of the 2003 Canberra bushfires.
In 2003, Stefanovic was posted to Los Angeles as one of the Nine Network"s United States correspondents. In February 2005, Stefanovic replaced long-running Today host Steve Liebmann and currently co-hosts the program with Lisa Wilkinson.
Stefanovic has been a fill-in host on A Current Affair for Tracy Grimshaw.
In 2006, Stefanovic participated in the Nine Network reality television show Torvill and Dean"s Dancing on Ice. He eventually made it to the grand final of the show, but was beaten by Jake Wall by a viewer poll. Since 2008, Stefanovic has been host of the Nine Network"s Carols by Candlelight with Lisa Wilkinson replacing longtime host Ray Martin.
In 2011, along with his hosting role at Today, he is a contributing reporter on 60 Minutes.
More recently, Stefanovic began hosting a Sunday evening edition of A Current Affair (American Counseling Association Sunday). Stefanovic also hosted the Nine Network"s evening reports on the 2012 London Olympics.
In December 2013, Stefanovic was a crew member aboard racing supermaxi yacht Perpetual Loyal in the 2013 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, with his other celebrity crew members, Larry Emdur, Guillaume Brahimi, Tom Slingsby, Philosophy Waugh and Jude Bolton. In October 2015, Stefanovic hosted television panel show The Verdict on the Nine Network.
The weekly show mixed elements of successful programs The Project and Q&A but courted controversy with its line-up of panelists.
On November 15, 2014, Stefanovic revealed in an interview with Fairfax Media that he had been wearing the same suit on-air every day for a year, "except for a couple of times because of circumstance," as what he claimed to be an experiment in sexism. He claims that, while his female colleagues receive regular criticism for whatever they wear, nobody noticed his outfit the whole time. Stefanovic did, however, vary his ties and shirts a lot more regularly than his suit.