Sri Lankan-born, Perth-raised journalist, Karina Carvalho, has recently joined the ABC Queensland News team as their new anchor.
She began her journalism career in Perth after graduating from the WA Academy of Performing Arts as a broadcast major.
She headed overseas to London to gain more experience, securing a position with the BBC and worked for BBC World News and the HARDtalk program as a producer. While at HARDtalk Karina travelled all over the United Kingdom and to the United States on assignment.
She covered the death of Pope John Paul II and the London Bombings in 2005, as well as the Lebanon War in 2006.
Karina headed back to Australia and began work at ABC News in Perth in 2007 as a TV and radio reporter before landing the role as Western Australia's 7pm ABC News anchor - a job she did for three and a half years.
In 2012 Karina moved to Melbourne and co-hosted the national daily program ABC News Breakfast on ABC1 and ABC News 24. 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.
Karina is a huge sports fan, with rugby and cricket her two favourites.