Karina Carvalho

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Karina Carvalho is an Australian journalist. She was born in Sri Lanka, and moved to Perth at the age of four.


Carvalho graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts with a Journalism major.

After work experience in Perth and Sydney she moved to the UK, where she did work experience with the BBC as a journalist and producer on programs such as HARDtalk, and on assignment to the US.

In 2006, Carvalho returned to Perth and in 2007 started work with the ABC, initially with casual work in the newsroom before being promoted to role of weekday presenter, following the resignation of Alicia Gorey.

In February 2012, Carvalho moved to Melbourne and co-hosted ABC News Breakfast on ABC 1 and ABC News 24 while Virginia Trioli was on maternity leave. She remained co-host until March 2013. She was one of the last journalists to interview the author Bryce Courtenay before his death and anchored coverage from Brisbane during the latest flood crisis.

In April 2013, Carvalho was appointed presenter of ABC News QLD replacing David Curnow.[1]


  1. ^ "ABC TV and radio news revamp". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 12 March 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
Media offices
Preceded by
Alicia Gorey

May 2008 - December 2011
Succeeded by
James McHale
Preceded by
Virginia Trioli
ABC News Breakfast
Co-host with Michael Rowland

February 2012 - March 2013
Succeeded by
Virginia Trioli
Preceded by
David Curnow

April 2013 -
Succeeded by