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Patricia Karvelas Bio, Wiki, Age, Parents, Husband, Kids, ABC, Net Worth

Patricia Karvelas Biography|Wikipedia

Patricia Karvelas is a popular Australian radio presenter, political correspondent, and current affairs journalist. Currently, she hosts RN Breakfast on Radio National and has as well been a prominent senior journalist in the Australian media for a period of 15 years.

Patricia Karvelas Age|Birthday

Karvelas is 42 years old as of 2023. Additionally, she was born on 29 January 1981, in Australia. Therefore, she celebrates her birthday on 29th January of every year.

Patricia Karvelas Height |weight

Karvelas has an average height, though she has not revealed her body measurements in the public.

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Patricia Karvelas Family | Parents | Siblings

Karvelas is from Greek-Australian. Besides, her parents originate from the Peloponnese region of Greece. Moreover, she was born in Australia to Greek migrants who moved to Melbourne in the late 1960s. Additionally, her father was from the village of Foinikounta in the Peloponnese region of Greece. When she was 8 years, both her parents died suddenly and she lived with her maternal grandmother and later her two older sisters, Voula and Sue in Carlton.

Nationality | Ethnicity

Karvelas belongs to the Greek-Australian nationality.

Patricia Karvelas Husband

Karvelas is married to her long term partner Peta Sirec. Additionally, she has two children, Stella and Luca.

Patricia Karvelas Career

Her journalism career started around 1994 when, as a young teenager, she joined the community radio station 3CR Melbourne. Additionally, she hosted programs such as Wednesday Breakfast and Girl Zone. When she was 15 years old she was also a guest presenter at 3RRR. Besides, she stayed at 3CR until the year 2000 when she briefly served for the ABC and SBS.

Trampled by a police horse as a cadet

Karvelas began serving as a cadet journalist for the Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper The Australian around 2002. Later in November 2002, while covering the protests against the WTO in Sydney, she became knocked over and also trampled by a police horse that was being utilised to charge into and disperse the protestors. Moreover, she was severely injured and sent to hospital with a suspected broken pelvis. Furthermore, she was later discharged after being treated for a head wound and severe bruising to her lower abdominal area.

Welfare reform reporting

From 2004 she wrote a number of articles in The Australian that gave favourable coverage to the Howard government’s tough reforms on welfare. Likewise, these articles were written under headlines such as Tougher checks for job cheats, as well as Welfare cut would save $100 million. Besides Toughen rules on teenage mums, and Tougher dole for shirkers. Moreover, it has been stated that labelling the long-term unemployed by terms including “shirkers” became rhetoric designed to facilitate the introduction of measures that punished this low socio-economic group.


Furthermore, she joined the ABC in 2015, being one of a number of Murdoch media employees to have been raised into the national broadcaster since the 2013 election of a conservative government. Additionally, she has presented Radio National’s program RN Drive since January 2015 and as well hosted Afternoon Briefing, a national affairs television program on the ABC News 24 channel, since 2018-2021. Besides, she has co-hosted a weekly political podcast, The Party Room, along with Fran Kelly since April 2016. Later in 2018, she commenced as host of the weekly interview-based national affairs program National Wrap.

Moreover in 2019, she conducted a bizarre interview with Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce who tried to pin the blame along the Queensland Labor Government for a controversial $80 million water buyback scheme by simply repeating (Labor, Labor, Labor, Labor) many times. Additionally in 2019 and 2020, she spoke at WOMADelaide.  Furthermore in November 2021, ABC announced that she would host RN Breakfast on ABC Radio National replacing Fran Kelly.

Patricia Karvelas Education

Karvelas went to a number of schools but completed her senior schooling years at University High School and as well graduated from RMIT University.

Patricia Karvelas Net worth| Salary

Karvelas has an approximated Net Worth of around $ 300,000 – $ 700,000 dollars. She gets her income from her career as a news Journalist is her primary source.

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