Speakers Profile - Patricia Karvelas


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Patricia Karvelas is an Australian television and radio host, podcaster, political journalist, and commentator.

Patricia began her professional career at the ABC and SBS 20 years ago, and has since worked across every medium across the Australian media landscape.

She currently presents RN's flagship radio current affairs program RN Drive—a role she took up in January 2015.

In 2019 Patricia began anchoring a daily program on ABC news TV called Afternoon Briefing, which aims to explain and explore the daily national affairs news through cut through interviews, panels and her own pointed commentary. The show features in depth interviews with a range of influential Australians.

Patricia also co hosts the ABC’s popular and premier weekly political podcast — The Party Room with Fran Kelly.

She previously hosted and produced the program Karvelas on Sky News, as well as National Wrap on ABC news — weekly programs which focused on federal affairs and policy.

Patricia has also worked in several senior roles in print media, working for The Australian newspaper where she was the paper’s political correspondent in the Canberra press gallery. She was also employed as the The Australian's Victorian Bureau Chief and Editor, and Senior National Affairs Journalist.

Patricia has also worked as a presenter on 774 ABC Melbourne and frequently appears on a range of television and radio programs across the ABC.

She is also a regular op-ed writer and MC.