Patricia Karvelas

Patricia Karvelas has been a prominent senior journalist in the Australian media for two decades, beginning her professional career in broadcast journalism at the ABC and SBS as both a producer and presenter.

She currently presents RN’s flagship current affairs program RN Drive—a role she began in January 2015– and co-hosts The Party Room podcast with Fran Kelly.

Previously Patricia worked for The Australian newspaper, beginning in 2002, covering federal politics. She most recently worked as the Victorian Bureau Chief and Editor and Senior National Affairs Journalist.

Before this she was The Australian’s political correspondent in the Canberra press gallery.

Patricia was a regular fill-in presenter on 774 ABC Melbourne before joining RN Drive, and frequently appears on a range of television and radio programs including RN’s Sunday Extra and ABC TV’s The Drum.

She is a regular op-ed writer for The Australian and The Drum.