Patricia Karvelas is an Australian radio presenter, current affairs journalist and political correspondent.
Karvelas currently hosts RN Drive on Radio National and Afternoon Briefing on ABC News.
Karvelas’s journalism career began around the year 2000 with the ABC and SBS. She has previously worked for The Australian newspaper, covering federal politics, and Sky News Australia, presenting a weekly program, Karvelas. While at the Australian, Karvelas authored a series of six articles relating to a tweet made by Aboriginal Australian legal academic and writer Larissa Behrendt, which Ms Behrendt has described as a character assassination.
Karvelas has presented Radio National’s program RN Drive since January 2015 and hosted Afternoon Briefing, a national affairs television program on the ABC News 24 channel, since 2018. She has also co-hosted a weekly political podcast, The Party Room, with Fran Kelly since April 2016. In 2018, she commenced as host of the weekly interview-based national affairs program National Wrap.
In 2019 and 2020, she spoke at WOMADelaide.