Karina Carvalho is an Australian journalist, hails from Sri Lanka and relocated to Perth at the age of four. Presently, she serves as a presenter on the ABC News Channel and is the face of late-night news on ABC from Monday to Wednesday, with Jeremy Fernandez taking over on Thursday and Friday.
Height- 5 feet 7 inches
Spouse-TERRY Sweeney (m. 2015)
Born in 1981 in Sri Lanka, Karina has chosen not to disclose her parents’ names, although she has mentioned that they are entrepreneurs. Unfortunately, during the Colombo riots of 1983, her family’s longstanding business, which had been passed down through generations, was destroyed. Fleeing the violence of the country’s civil war, the family embarked on a journey to start anew in Australia.
Karina Carvalho was married to Terry Sweeney, who currently holds the position of CEO at the Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre (DHCRC) in Adelaide, the world’s largest digital health collaborative. Terry Sweeney, a former adviser to the G20 and the former global director of IBM Health Watson, where he had an eight-year tenure, married her in Sri Lanka in January 2015 after their engagement in September 2014.
Unfortunately, the couple decided to part ways and officially divorced in 2019. According to The Courier-Mail, they attributed their breakup to the challenges posed by their ‘high-powered positions’ and the considerable time they spent apart.
Carvalho earned a degree with a major in Journalism from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
After gaining work experience in Perth and Sydney, Karina Carvalho relocated to the UK, where she undertook work with the BBC as a journalist and producer on programs like HARDtalk, including assignments in the US.
ABC News Presenter’s Career
Upon her return to Perth in 2006, Carvalho joined the ABC, initially working casually in the newsroom. Following the resignation of Alicia Gorey, she was later promoted to the role of weekday presenter. In February 2012, Carvalho moved to Melbourne and co-hosted ABC News Breakfast on ABC1 and ABC News 24 during Virginia Trioli’s maternity leave, maintaining the role until March 2013. During this time, she conducted one of the final interviews with author Bryce Courtenay before his passing and anchored coverage from Brisbane during a significant flood crisis.
In April 2013, Carvalho took on the role of presenter for ABC News QLD, succeeding David Curnow. Subsequently, in January 2018, she became the presenter of ABC Evening News on ABC News and relocated to Sydney. Matt Wordsworth took over her position on ABC News QLD.
However, on December 17, 2023, The West Australian reported that Karina Carvalho had resigned from the national broadcaster, citing concerns about its editorial direction.
Karina Carvalho, Net Worth
Her net worth is estimated to be around $1 million, with an average annual salary of $140,000.
Latest News about Karina Carvalho
Karina Carvalho quits ABC News after 17 years
After dedicated 17-year tenure with ABC News, Karina Carvalho has bid farewell to the broadcasting company. Currently serving as a presenter for the ABC News channel, her last news bulletin is scheduled to air on Wednesday.
Carvalho initiated her journalism career in Perth following her graduation from the WA Academy of Performing Arts. Her professional journey led her to London, where she contributed to BBC World News and served as a producer on HARDtalk. Returning to Australia in 2007, she joined ABC News in Perth, eventually taking on the role of Western Australia’s 7pm ABC News anchor for a notable three and a half years.
In 2012, she relocated to Melbourne and assumed the co-host position on News Breakfast. Later, she transitioned to Brisbane, where she served as the news anchor for a commendable five-year period.
“The ABC will always have a special place in my heart, I’ve been able to meet and work with so many talented people,” she told The Australian.
“Now is the right time to venture into the next phase of my career and I’m excited to see what’s around the corner.
“I wish my colleagues at the ABC nothing but the best.”