If there was anyone who has had such a good impact on QVC for over a decade, it has to be Shawn Killinger. She is one of those anchors that you want to listen to over and over again. Not just because she is beautiful (well, that could be a factor for some folks) but because of her personality that is super endearing.
It is why she is one of the QVC hosts that has lasted longer than a bunch of others. You know someone is hardworking when they can juggle more than two intensive jobs together and still do extremely well.
Aside from hosting the show on the E-commerce TV shopping network, QVC, she is also a popular host of NBC reality game show The Apprentice. How well do you know this amazing woman? Don’t worry, in this article, you will find out all you need to know about the QVC host.
Quick Facts About Shawn Killinger
Many people are not aware that Shawn Killinger also writes. She shares her thoughts on her blog. It is on her blog you get to see the other side of the soft-spoken TV anchor. It is rather interesting that Killinger can write and still talk about the most random things ever on her show, while still subtly persuading her viewers to purchase what she is trying to sell on QVC.
Early Life of Shawn Killinger
Shawn was born on November 2, 1979, to David Killinger and Lo Killinger in Michigan, United States of America. However, she found herself growing up in Mexico City, Mexico, after her parents moved when she was eleven years old. It was during her time in Mexico that she became fluent in the Spanish language. As a kid, she was fond of dancing and acting. A sign of her artistic talent.
She was a high school student of the International American School Foundation. After then, she moved to Penn University to study Marketing. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree as a reward.
Before she fully became a TV personality, she was a frequent traveler, exploring Europe before getting jobs in Switzerland first at the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Labor Organisation (ILO). After her sojourn in Geneva, Switzerland, she came back to the United States of America, where she decided to pursue a career in journalism.
Her first appointment was as a reporter and set assistant at the CBS Network, where she worked for two years. She has worked on “Late Show With David Letterman”, “CBS Evening News with Dan Rather” and other shows.
Shawn Killinger’s Big Break
It all started in 2005. Shawn decided to enter to compete as one of the 16 contestants in the reality TV game show “The Apprentice: Martha Stewart”, which was aired on the NBC network. She didn’t make it to the finals though, but she became very popular.
Her popularity must have driven QVC to hire her two years later, and the rest is history. Shawn is the host of a four-hour-long live broadcast. One of many shows that people want to tune in for.
Who is Shawn Killinger’s Husband?
Shawn married a professional consultant, who goes by the name Joe Carretta. Carretta is currently the executive director of Sunrise Senior Living Company. Interestingly, they met at an online dating site.
From there, it became a full-fledged romantic relationship. They consummated the relationship when they tied the knot on April 13, 2013. The couple lives together in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
They do not have any children yet. However, Shawn has had her share of misfortune after suffering a miscarriage in 2014. Since this incident, we have not seen any sign of pregnancy.
While she has no kids of her own, she has made it her life duty to take care of Joe’s two kids from his previous marriage. In 2017, they decided to adopt a girl named Jagger Jude.
The Rumors of Cancer
It is common with fans of celebrities to find a way to brew rumors that are not entirely true. For instance, after Shawn’s miscarriage, rumors circulated the reason for her miscarriage was because she had cancer of the kidney.
This rumor has not been confirmed, so, it is safe to say it is what it is; a rumor. The couple has instead decided not to focus their energy on the rumors.
Shawn Killinger is renowned for her charity work, usually collaborating with other organisations in helping the less privileged, those suffering from life-threatening illnesses, and children who have lost parents. In 2008, she teamed up with the Make-a-Wish Foundation and has been an ever-present “wish granter.”
Sometime in 2015, Killinger argued if the moon was a star or a planet with Isaac Mizrahi. The discussion lasted several minutes before the answer became clear that the moon is a natural satellite. Her reactions in the argument gathered a lot of dust, with some calling for her resignation over her “egomaniacal” behaviour. Even though the petition gained traction on social media, it didn’t see the light of the day.
Shawn Killinger’s Net Worth
According to reliable sources, Killinger Net worth is $1 million. The source further stated that she receives an $80,000 annual salary at QVC.
For a woman who is closer to 50 years, it sure looks like we have not seen all about Shawn. We have also seen how she likes to be private about her life. Would she still get a child of her own? That remains to be seen.