Shawn Killinger – Biography 2022

  • Full name: Shawn Elizabeth Killinger
  • Net Worth: Over $3 million
  • Occupation: Journalist, QVC host
  • Birthday: November 2, 1979
  • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan
  • Birth Sign: Scorpio
  • Marital status: Married to Joseph “Joe” Carretta
  • Kids: 2 stepsons and an adopted daughter
  • Siblings: David Killinger, Jr.

Her early Life

Having been born in Detroit, Michigan, Shawn Killinger spent most of her early years here. When she was 11 years old, Shawn, together with her family, moved to Mexico City. They stayed in Mexico for four years. During that time, she attended a local school and became conversant with the Spanish language.

Before she became a TV personality, Shawn traveled across Europe and stayed in Geneva, Switzerland. She spent time working at the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labor Organization (ILO).

Shawn Killinger’s Career

After completing her high school studies, she joined Penn state university in 1991. In 1995, Shawn graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing. After graduating, Killinger moved to New York City to look for greener pastures. She landed a job at CBS Television Network as a reporter and worked for two years. Later on, she joined The Late Show with David Letterman before being a production assistant at CBS News.

In 1997, she left CBS News and went for camera work at various CBS affiliate stations. She joined an affiliate in Albany, New York, worked as a morning reporter, and at Orlando, Florida as the weekday morning anchor. In 2006, Killinger made her appearance on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart, where she became famous for her phrase “fake it till you make it,” which got her fired.

Killinger’s Life as a QVC host

After leaving CBS, Shawn joined QVC, a TV shopping network, in 2007. While working in the network, she was recognized as a fashion, beauty & lifestyle authority. She managed to entertain a huge audience, which attracted many viewers, thus gaining her many followers. She runs popular shows, including one she hosts with the fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi.

Having gained experience with different broadcasting firms, the famous journalist has been hosting shows on QVC. With this, she has managed to live a luxurious life. QVC has recorded a steady increase for years, thanks to Shawn Killinger, who has contributed a lot to the success.

Shawn’s Net Worth and Salary

Shawn Killinger’s net worth is over $3 million. She has earned her net worth by actively being involved in the journalism field, where she has been involved as a TV anchor, newscaster, and host for many years.

Patient with cancer, Shawn Killinger

After receiving a diagnosis of kidney cancer, Shawn Killinger overcame it by pure willpower and excellent medical care. According to rumors, her inability to become pregnant is due to cancer that recently went away.

About her Family Life

Besides being a successful TV anchor, Shawn Killinger is married to Joe Caretta. The two love birds solemnized their union on April 13, 2013. The couple is blessed with two sons and a daughter they adopted after Shawn suffered a miscarriage when she was five months pregnant in 2014.


Together with designer Isaac Mizrahi, Shawn Killinger became the laughing stock on social media in 2015 concerning a debate they had. They two argued on whether the Moon is really a planet or a star. They were later corrected and told that the Moon is the natural satellite of the Earth.


Written by Husein Gradasevic

Emma Glover

Ben Dover