Karl Stefanovic Wiki – Biography
Karl Stefanovic is an Australian television presenter. He is currently the presenter of This Time Next Year on the Nine Network. ‘It was a crash and burn. It’s one of the crashes and burns that he probably needed to have,’ Mr Wick told the publication about Karl. But he claimed that Karl, 45, is now ‘in a different headspace’ as he prepares to make his triumphant return as a co-host of the breakfast TV show.
Karl Stefanovic Age
Born 12 August 1974Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
Karl Stefanovic Occupation
Occupation Television presenter, journalist
Karl Stefanovic Family
Spouse(s) Cassandra Thorburn (div. 2016) Jasmine Yarbrough (2017-present)
Karl Stefanovic Career
Stefanovic studied journalism at university, but after earning his degree could not secure a cadetship. At his father’s suggestion, he auditioned for NIDA but did not make the final cut despite making it through a few rounds of auditions. Although he was encouraged to re-apply for the following year, he took up a job offer from WIN Television in Rockhampton instead.
In 2000, Stefanovic moved to the Nine Network as a reporter and back-up presenter for National Nine News in Brisbane. He received a Queensland Media Award for Best News Coverage for his report on the Childers backpacker hostel fire in 2000. His reports on the 2001 Warragamba bushfires from Sussex Inlet in January 2002 led to his appointment to Nine’s Sydney newsroom, and he was involved in the coverage of the 2003 Canberra bushfires.
In February 2005, Stefanovic replaced Today host Steve Liebmann. He has been a fill-in host on A Current Affair for Tracy Grimshaw. In 2006, he participated in the Nine Network reality television show Torvill and Dean’s Dancing on Ice. He eventually made it to the grand final of the show but was beaten by Jake Wall by a viewer poll. In 2008, Stefanovic took over as host of Nine Network’s Carols by Candlelight with Lisa Wilkinson replacing longtime host Ray Martin. He continued to host Carols by Candlelight until 2012 when he was replaced by David Campbell.
In July 2017, Stefanvoic began hosting This Time Next Year on the Nine Network.
In December 2018, it was announced that Stefanovic would not be returning as a co-host of Today in 2019.
In November 2019, the Nine Network announced that Stefanovic would be returning to Today as co-host from January 2020 alongside Weekend Today co-host and 60 Minutes reporter Allison Langdon.
In June 2019, it was announced that Stefanovic would become a regular contributor to 2GB.
Karl Stefanovic Personal life
Stefanovic was born in Darlinghurst, New South Wales, to a Serbian-German father and an Australian mother. His younger brother, Peter Stefanovic, is a correspondent with 60 Minutes.
He was educated at St Augustines College (Cairns), the Anglican Church Grammar School and the Queensland University of Technology, where he graduated with a degree in journalism in 1994.
Stefanovic met journalist Cassandra Thorburn at a party in Rockhampton in 1995 and later married; they have three children together. In September 2016, it was revealed that Stefanovic had separated from his wife after 21 years, their divorce was finalized in October 2017.
In February 2018, Stefanovic made public his engagement to Jasmine Yarbrough. He married Yarbrough in December 2018 at a ceremony in Mexico described as “extravagant”.