National Homelessness Conference 2018

Patricia Karvelas

Host of the ABC Radio National program RN Drive

Patricia Karvelas Patricia Karvelas is a prominent and highly respected Australian journalist, beginning her professional career at the ABC and SBS 20 years ago.

She currently presents RN's flagship radio current affairs program RN Drive—a role she took up in January 2015.

In 2018 Patricia will also host a national affairs television program on the ABC News 24 channel, Sunday evenings at 9:15pm featuring in depth interviews with a range of influential Australians.

Patricia co hosts the ABC’s popular weekly political podcast — The Party Room.

She previously hosted and produced the program Karvelas on Sky News — a program which focused on federal politics and policy.

Patricia has worked for The Australian newspaper and was the paper’s political correspondent in the Canberra press gallery.

She was also employed as the The Australian's Victorian Bureau Chief and Editor, and Senior National Affairs Journalist.

Patricia has been a regular fill-in presenter on 774 ABC Melbourne and frequently appears on a range of television and radio programs across the ABC. She is also a regular op-ed writer for The Australian and the ABC.

You can also listen to her recent interview with Homelessness Australia Chair Jenny Smith following the recent release of homelessness census figures.