Karl Stefanovic is one of Australia’s most popular and admired television presenters.
As the co-host of Channel Nine’s breakfast show, Today, with Lisa Wilkinson, Karl is the first person we turn to in the morning for our daily diet of news and entertainment.
Karl has more than 15 years experience in television and has worked as a tv journalist in America, New Zealand and Australia.
He has been at the forefront of some major local and international news events – including the Canberra bushfires, the Childers backpacker hostel fire, the Bali Bombings, the terror trials in Guantanamo Bay, the funerals of Ronald Reagan, Ray Charles and Marlon Brando and the Oscars and the Golden Globes.
Karl graduated from the Queensland University of Technology with a degree in journalism in 1994, and began working for WIN Television in Rockhampton and Cairns as a cadet reporter.
In 1996, he took up a position with TVNZ as a reporter for One Network News. In 1998, he returned to Australia with a job reporting and reading for Ten News in Brisbane. He moved to Channel Nine as a reporter and in 2003 he was posted to Los Angeles as a correspondent. He also worked for CNN for more than 13 months.
In 2005 he took over hosting duties for Today. He has filed the occasionally story for Nine’s long-running current affairs program, Sixty Minutes and more recently has been on our screens as part of the Random Acts of Kindness team.
Married with three children Karl says life is busy but enjoyable.
“Working on early morning television means that I am one of the first people to inform the public about events that have happened overnight. It is a huge responsibility to make sure that we are the first team to present the information accurately and to make sure we are on top of any news story as it develops.
“We work very hard to bring our viewers not just the latest news but to ensure that there is a variety of entertainment, information and analysis.
“I love the challenges of working on in-depth interviews for Sixty Minutes and the joy that Random Acts of Kindness can bring to others. It is a great mix."
Excellent. Karl worked tirelessly for two days. He did not stop…. He was funny and down to earth, and really worked hard. …He was great and we couldn't recommend him more highly. The people of Inverell were charmed and I'm sure he has a lot more devoted fans watching the Today Show because we now think of him as "our Karl"!!
Inverell Shire Council