Respected television anchor joins company’s management stable
Karina Carvalho, an experienced television anchor and broadcast journalist has appointed Michael Cassel Group, a global leader in live entertainment, as her exclusive management representative.
Karina joins the company’s boutique high profile roster of clients including The Hon. Julia Gillard AC, 60 Minutes senior correspondent and host of Under Investigation Liz Hayes and Lord Sebastian Coe.
“Karina is a highly-respected television news anchor and reporter who has covered a broad range of local and international news events from natural disasters to terror attacks to ongoing coverage of one of the most significant events of the last century, the global pandemic. We are delighted to be working with Karina”. commented Michael Cassel, CEO.
ABOUT KARINA CARVALHO
Karina Carvalho is an Australian television news anchor with almost twenty years experience in journalism.
Born in Sri Lanka, Karina’s family’s businesses which had been passed on for generations were burned down during the Colombo riots of 1983. The family left behind the violence of the country’s civil war to begin a new life in Australia.
It was this experience that profoundly shaped Karina as a reporter along with her perspective on world issues and current affairs.
Karina grew up in Perth and graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts with a Broadcast major. After University, Karina moved to the United Kingdom where she worked at the BBC as a producer on programs such as HARDtalk, and travelled on assignment to the USA.
After her return to Perth, Karina began reporting for the ABC. At just 27 years old, Karina was appointed to present the ABC’s flagship 7pm News in Western Australia. She was one of the youngest prime-time anchors in the country.
Karina then co-hosted ABC News Breakfast in Melbourne with Michael Rowland, before spending five years as Queensland’s 7pm News presenter, based in Brisbane.
Since 2018, Karina has been based in Sydney, hosting Evenings, a national prime time program on the ABC News Channel.
Karina has interviewed Prime Ministers, politicians, authors and celebrities. Karina was one of the last journalists to interview Bryce Courtenay before his death about the inconsistencies in his life story.
Yet it’s the stories of ordinary people that give Karina the greatest sense of pride, from those who lost their businesses in the 2011 Queensland floods to more recently a refugee, Khalid Amiri, who escaped the Taliban in Afghanistan and has settled in Melbourne on a humanitarian visa.
No stranger to the daily adrenalin of live television, Karina has anchored rolling coverage for major events including terrorist attacks, flood emergencies, bushfires and the death of Prince Philip.
For the last two years the world pandemic has been a huge focus of Karina’s work, in particular, its impact on the everyday lives of Australians and people around the world.
A bright spot in this uncertain time was Karina’s appearance on Play School, fulfilling a lifelong dream of being on the children’s program.
When not immersed in the world of news and public affairs, Karina has a passion for sport. From rugby to cricket, if there’s a competition on, Karina is a keen supporter.
Karina is also passionate about the arts, whether it’s the latest exhibition, ballet or a theatre production.
Karina has a love of food, fostered from a young age, where sharing meals and spending time in the kitchen as a family were central activities.