Carl Smith

Carl is a Walkley Award-winning science reporter and kids’ presenter at the ABC, working for RN and ABC Science. He makes radio documentaries for RN’s science programmes, and co-presents the podcasts Short & Curly, and Pickle.

Before joining the ABC, Carl worked as a scientist and ran his university’s radio station. In 2014, he moved to Canberra to train as an ABC News cadet, and in 2015 he joined the ABCME programme Behind the News as a reporter.

He presented the ABCTV series Minibeast Heroes, and has collaborated with the BBC and WNYC on stories.

Carl has won multiple awards for his work, including a Young Walkley Award in 2017, ‘Young Journalist of the Year 2015’ from the SA Press Club, ‘Best New Australian Journalist 2014’ from the Lizzies Tech Journalism Awards, and two Clarion Awards.