• American journalist, TV personality and QVC host
• Net worth is over $1 million
• Grew up in Detroit and is of White Caucasian ethnicity
• Graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing
• Involved in charity work with Make-A-Wish Foundation and has been the charity’s ‘Wish Granter’ since 2008
- 1 Who is Shawn Killinger?
- 2 How rich is she, as of now? Shawn Killinger Net Worth and Salary
- 3 Early Life, Nationality, Ethnicity
- 4 Educational Background
- 5 Career Beginnings
- 6 Rise to Prominence and QVC
- 7 Appearance and Vital Statistics
- 8 Personal Life: Husband Joe Carretta, Residence
- 9 Children, Miscarriage, Cancer
- 10 Charity Work
- 11 Controversies
Who is Shawn Killinger?
Shawn Elizabeth Killinger was born under the sign of Scorpio on 2 November 1972, in Detroit, Michigan USA. She is a 40-year-old journalist and TV personality, probably best recognized for working as a newscaster and anchor for QVC.
How rich is she, as of now? Shawn Killinger Net Worth and Salary
Shawn Killinger’s net worth is over $1 million; earned from being involved in the field of journalism as a TV anchor, newscaster and host, for more than two decades. It is estimated that her annual salary is a minimum of $80,000 at QVC.
She also increased her fortune through making appearances in a reality TV game show.
Early Life, Nationality, Ethnicity
Shawn Killinger spent her early years in her hometown of Detroit – her nationality is American, and she belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group. At the age of 11, Shawn moved with her family to Mexico City in Mexico, where they lived for four years. During that time, she became fluent in the Spanish language.
She attended the International American School Foundation, and upon matriculation went to Penn State University, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing. Prior to becoming a TV personality, Shawn Killinger traveled around Europe, and lived in Geneva, Switzerland, where she spent some time working at the World Health Organization (WHO), and the International Labor Organization (ILO).
After returning to the US, Shawn became involved in the field of journalism since she was appointed as a reporter and set assistant at the CBS Network, working there for the next two years, on such television news programs as “CBS 60 Minutes” and “CBS Evening News With Dan Rather”, and the late-night talk show, entitled “Late Show With David Letterman”. Moreover, she worked on “Foreign Desk” as an assistant producer.
Afterwards, she joined the WUHF-TV, a Fox-affiliated television station which is licensed to Rochester, New York State, in the position of the general assignment reporter. Besides that, Shawn has worked for the WKMG-TV, a CBS-affiliated station in Orlando, Florida and Albany, New York, one of the anchors for the morning news broadcast on the CBS’ Channel 6.
Rise to Prominence and QVC
Shawn’s big break came in 2005, when she was chosen to compete as one of 16 contestants in the reality TV game show “The Apprentice: Martha Stewart”, aired on the NBC network.
Although she was sent home in the third week since Martha did not like her phrase ‘Fake it till you make it’, Shawn achieved enormous popularity. Two years later, she was hired by QVC, which is one of the leading American flagship shopping channels. She still works there as the host of a four-hour-long live broadcast.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
- Long blonde hair
- Dark brown eyes
- Height – 5ft 5ins (1.65m)
- Weight – 111lbs (50kgs)
- Vital Statistics – 33-24-33
Personal Life: Husband Joe Carretta, Residence
Shawn Killing is a married woman. Her husband is Joe Carretta, a professional consultant and businessman, who is currently the executive director for the Sunrise Senior Living company. They met at an online dating application called ‘eHarmony’, and shortly after became romantically involved. The couple eventually tied the knot on 13 April 2013, and currently live in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Children, Miscarriage, Cancer
The couple has no children yet, as Shawn suffered miscarriage in the fifth month of pregnancy in 2014 and has never become pregnant since then.
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Happy Fathers Day to my husband, who today has one more reason to celebrate being a papa. Joe and I are in California, we adopted a baby girl!! Meet Jagger Jude born 6/9/2017, 7lbs1oz. God bless poopy diapers, sleepless nights, and the great "I Am" for making this possible. #sohappy #blessed #threemusketeers #babygirl #godisgood #mommyanddaddy ❤️???
However, she adopted Joe’s two children from his previous marriage. Moreover, they adopted a girl named Jagger Jude in 2017. Following the miscarriage, there were various rumors that it was caused by kidney cancer, but that has never been confirmed.
The famous TV personality, Shawn Killinger is also known for her charity work, collaborating with various organizations. In 2008, she started working with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and has been serving as the charity’s ‘Wish Granter’ ever since, in charge of fulfilling the wishes of children who suffer from various life-threatening illnesses.
In January 2015, Shawn Killinger became the subject of ridicule after she had an argument with designer Isaac Mizrahi about whether the Moon is a star or a planet. After the discussion that lasted several minutes, they were told that the Moon is a natural satellite. In June of the following year, someone filed a petition on the ‘Pissed Consumer’ website, requesting that she be removed from the position of the host, being described as a ‘egomaniacal’ ‘Shawnie Sue’ persona. The petition attracted public attention with 24,000 views and 2,000 comments, but no action resulted.