Shawn Killinger from QVC Wiki: Cancer, New Baby, Age, Salary, Net Worth, Husband Joe Carretta

Who is Shawn Killinger?

Shawn Killinger is quite a multitalented persona – she is not only a journalist and reporter, but a TV anchor as well as a media personality, probably best known for being the program host of the American network specializing in television home shopping broadcasts named QVC. However, besides this, Shawn is also widely recognized for being a former contender in the NBC’s reality game show named “The Apprentice: Martha Stewart”.

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Shawn Killinger’s Early Life and Education

Shawn Elizabeth Killinger was born under the zodiac sign of Scorpio on the 2nd November 1979, in Detroit, Michigan, USA and apart from obviously being of American nationality, she is also of white ethnicity. Due to the nature of her father’s occupation, at the age of 11 her family moved to Mexico City, Mexico, where she spent the next four years, during which she mastered the Spanish language. Further details about her family’s background haven’t been publically disclosed to the present day. Upon matriculating from the International American School Foundation, Killinger enrolled at Penn State University. Prior to graduating from PSU with a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing, Shawn also spent some time in Europe where she worked within the World Health Organization and the International Labor Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

Shawn Killinger’s Career

Upon returning to the States and graduating, Shawn settled in New York City where she started to pursue a career in broadcasting. The first step in journalism occurred when she joined the CBS Television Network, where she spent the next two years, serving as a reporter for its programs such as “The Late Show with David Letterman”, “CBS 60 Minutes”, and the “Evening News with Dan Rather” as well. She then transferred to Rochester, New York, to the FOX Network’s affiliated TV station the WUHF-TV for which she worked as its general assignment reporter. Shawn also honed her reporting skills through a variety of engagements for several other television stations, including the CBS’ affiliate WKMG-TV in Albany, New York, and Orlando, Florida, as well as through serving as the co-anchor of the CBS’ Channel 6 morning news broadcast.

Shawn Killinger

However, to a greater prominence Shawn Killinger came in 2005, when she was selected as one of 16 competitors, out of tens of thousands nationwide, to appear in the NBC’s reality TV series “The Apprentice: Martha Stewart”. The show was about business tycoon Martha Stewart, and focused on the culinary arts, the media, entertaining, design and style, showing her quest to find her perfect apprentice from the 16 candidates, split in two teams and competing against each other, with the task of fulfilling the various weekly quests. Shawn Killinger was dismissed after the third week of the show, allegedly due to her saying “Fake it ’til you make it” which displeased Martha Stewart. Although she was fired from the show empty handed, this venture has helped Shawn Killinger to significantly raise her popularity.

In 2007, Killinger joined one of the USA’s leading flagship shopping channels – the cable, satellite and broadcast television network giant QVC. Ever since, she has mastered the art of live entertainment and engagement, and become one of the company’s cover faces. She is currently widely recognized for her daily on-camera appearances, during which she hosts a four-hour live yet unscripted TV shopping broadcast, managing to entertain a huge audience which results in recording QVC’s annual sales worth millions of dollars.

Cancer

Although media’s attention was caught by rumors that Shawn Killinger is suffering from a cancer, those quotes were never officially confirmed. However, it has been publically acknowledged by some sources that her father was diagnosed with cancer, but has managed to beat the disease.

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Shawn Killinger’s Personal Life

Curious about Shawn’s private life and her marital status, aren’t you? Well, Killinger is a married woman – since 2013 she has been married to American businessman and professional consultant Joseph ‘Joe’ Carretta who is currently the Executive Director of the Sunrise Senior Living, the fifth largest assisted living provider in the states. The couple met on a dating site and soon after began their relationship which was crowned with what appears to be a happy marriage. However, they were not fortunate enough to welcome their own children, as Shawn suffered a miscarriage back in 2014, so they decided to adopt a baby girl in 2017. With her husband and their child alongside Joe’s two sons from his previous affairs, Shawn Killinger currently resides in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Apart from being a successful reporter and television host, Killinger is also known for being a philanthropist – since 2008 she has been actively involved within the Make-A-Wish Foundation, serving as its “Wish Granter” for children suffering from life-threatening illnesses.

Shawn Killinger’s Salary & Net Worth

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this popular American broadcaster has accumulated so far? How rich Shawn Killinger is? Although the exact amount of her wealth hasn’t been publically disclosed yet, it is estimated authoritatively that the total of Shawn Killinger’s net worth, as of late 2018, is over $1 million, while annual income is estimated at $115,000, acquired through her professional on-camera reporting and journalism career, that now spans almost two decades.

Controversies

In the early 2015, alongside the American fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi, Killinger became a victim of various online communities, and their laughing stock for not being particularly familiar with the Moon. Namely, the two debated whether the Moon is a star or a planet for a while before they got the information that the Moon is actually the Earth’s natural satellite.

Shawn Killinger Appearance and Social Media Presence

Shawn sports a toned body with a height of 5ft 5ins (1.65 m) and weight of around 110lbs (50 kgs), while her vital statistics are 33-24-33 which, in addition to her short blonde hair, make her appearance quite alluring and camera friendly.

This 39-year-old American TV personality is also regularly active on several popular social media networks, such as Instagram where her official account @shawnkillingerqvc has amassed a total of almost 68,000 fans and followers. She was also quite active on Twitter ’til 2015, where she was followed by over 10,000 people.

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  1. Shawn Killinger was born in 1972 not 1979. She graduated from Penn State around 1994. During one of her shows in Oct of last year; she mentioned her age as 45. In early Nov, she turned 46.

    1. This is not a reply but I love all the hosts except Shawn!! She acts as though she’s better than everyone. The hosts always dress appropriately and modestly but I watched her last night and was in awe that she was wearing a jumpsuit with no straps. At least throw a shaw on!!! Definitely not classy!!!

      1. Agree 100%. I never liked her from day one. Kind stand offish and conceited. The least I like among the QVC hosts. I switch channel when she’s on.

        1. Totally agree. What is the little blond host who looks like the character from Frozen? She was so friendly and natural, and QVC fired her alongside Antoinella, and others. Many of the host I do not like, especially Shawn!L

        2. I switch channels when she’s on too! Shawn also when wearing her glasses needs to either put them on or take them off. She’s seems to vain to wear them. Shawn is always looking over the top of her glasses. JUST TAKE THEM OFF! Amy gets on my last nerve too!

      2. Give me a break!!! A strapless jumpsuit,………Big Deal.!!! You sound like a judgemental prud e or extremely jealous. Shawn is an intelligent, educated, experienced professional. She always dresses fashionably and appropriate.

    1. Shawn is gorgeous. Please cut your hair short again . More becoming
      Short sassy hair cut was more suited to your personality.

      1. I agree with you Linda, but she is gorgeous with any style.

        For all you haters, you don’t know a dam thing about how she is. My close friend has worked with Shawn for years through different jobs. Shawn is a sweet, selfless person that gives of her money but more importantly time. She is very involved with several Organizations and helps when asked and comes up with ways to promote and work these programs.

        Several of you sound a bit jealous and use this to detract that she’s a wonderful and beautiful little spit fire. Go look in the mirror. BTW I was a psychologist and you guys are using the oldest trick in the book.
        Congrats Shawn for the addition to your family. My children are also adopted. Enjoy every minute, it goes by fast.

        1. I switch channels when she’s on too! Shawn also when wearing her glasses needs to either put them on or take them off. She’s seems to vain to wear them. Shawn is always looking over the top of her glasses. JUST TAKE THEM OFF! Amy gets on my last nerve too!
          Carmen we are not discussing her philanthropic endeavors or her education. We are discussing her likability or lack there of on camera. Shawn does overstep her designer and vendor guest. She does like to be the center of attention, and appears to be conceited on CAMERA! No one is jealous of her, maybe of her salary!

    1. I must be watching a different Shawn because I found her to be so conceited acting like she’s the best of them all. I switched channel whenever she’s on.

  2. Shawn is an engaging host! I do agree her hair looks best short & sassy! Admittedly Lisa Robertson was my favorite and I still miss seeing her on QVC.

  3. “SHAWN” Is the MOST . I love the way she takes her glasses off . {Attractive Woman} .
    I enjoy watching her on QVC . MAN , this gal is totally ‘CHIC’ ……………………………………………….

  4. I wish Shawn would not “oversell” what she is presenting. I have purchased several things based on her description only to realize she was “overselling” the item. I think she is too “cutesy”. Now when she is on I watch one of the other channels. All the other hosts are great and I look forward to their presentations.

  5. Shawn is not a lawyer. she should stop saying “side bar” as she comes off phony and stupid.
    she is doing what Lisa Robinson use to do; constantly looking at herself on camera.
    Be yourself and stop with the phony crap.

    1. To all the people that left negative comments, I agree with you 100%. This host is such a narcissist. It’s all about her, how she looks, dresses and talks. I also change the channel as soon as I know she’s coming on. This is one of the few hosts I really can’t stand. Why is she constantly looking/staring at herself in the monitors? Same with Lisa Robinson. That’s all these two do is stare at themselves, especially when a seller is talking about the item they are offering. It’s so obvious how bored these two hosts look when they aren’t interested in what they are presenting. All the more they keep checking themselves out. When I get email from QVC and it tells me about something I need to purchase, when I’m on the website and see that they were/are hosting the item, I refuse to buy it, no matter how bad I need it. I’m not putting money in their pockets from the sale and/or commission. That’s how much I can’t stand these women. Stop checking yourself out. Stop wearing clothes that are not age appropriate, and stop wearing ball gowns as Ms Robinson would wear. You ladies are not as attractive as you think you are. Get rid of them! Actually, I have not turned on QVC in a while now because of the two, and I might as well add Janes name to the list. All three, stop talking! Please! We don’t want to hear about your personally owned jewelry, how big your diamond ring is and your family. Please! Talk about the item at hand. I’ll shop on the website instead.

      1. The only host I tune in to see personally, is David. The others, I don’t care, because I’m watching for the items they are selling. Lisa Robinson is gorgeous, and she knew it, oh well. Shawn is nice looking, but fidgeting with her goofy glasses is annoying. Mary is sweet. Leah is very personable too. I would presume Rick Domeier to be a narcissist, perhaps even more so than any of the women. That said, I don’t know any of them on a personal level. They might be very different off screen. Shawn wrote a beautiful piece on her face book page about her father, who obviously just died. Her words were caring and heart felt. I cried, remembering the death of my own beloved father. We should refrain from passing judgement on those we don’t personally know.

        1. Thank you Karen. She was off the air for so long because she personally took care of her dad during his last months.

  6. OMG- drives me crazy how she wears her glasses on the end of her nose and is always looking over her glasses ! Wear your glasses on the bridge of your nose where they belong !
    Her clothes and hair always look horrible….and she needs to stop bragging about her “large” diamond.
    Cannot even stand watching her- she is completely irritating….I have to change the channel when she is on…..uugggh !

      1. I love Shawn. She’s my favorite. I detest Amy Stran, she wants all the attention and that squeaky voice drives me crazy. I change the station when she’s on.

    1. No, Shawn has not left QVC. Her Father is seriously ill. She is staying home to care for him & self-isolating so she will not do anything to jeopardize his health even more.

        1. Totally agree. Many of these women are just Mean Girls i believe they have to put down others to feel good about themselves. SO Horribly Critical. Keep it to yourselves ladies ( and I use that term loosely)..👹 mean girls.
          Try a little 🙏

  7. I am also not a fan of her. She’s most arrogant and wears clothes that are way too tight for her figure. Upsizing is much more attractive. I don’t watch when she is hosting

  8. I love Shawn! I watch QVC sometimes just to watch her! She’s funny and very entertaining. I’m missing her! Is she coming back? Did something happen to her or her family?

  9. I love watching Shawn! I think she is such
    a great host. She does an amazing job!
    I am sure when she is on they sell a lot of the items.
    I can’t believe what some of these people are saying.
    Maybe they are just jealous!!!!!!! I have been watching for a long time and never had a problem with my items.
    Where has she been? I miss seeing her. Have they announced it and I didn’t see it?

    1. You took the words out of my mouth…I think she is beautiful, short hair or long hair…she’s attractive, sincere and is a great sales person….I firmly believe these people who are so negative are simply jealous…..these same people also put down Amy, who I think is totally darling…hope Shawn is ok and she I’d missed.

  10. Missing Shawn. Where is she? A humorous delight. In the meantime, get Amy off the air, especially when shes selling Dooney. What an absolute side show. Not showing bags, because she wants it. REALLY. This person is 2 Needy & Greedy to be on the air. Bring Shawn back, & Jen Coffey tries too hard, not natural

    1. Shawn is at home taking care of her ailing Father. She is self-isolating so she won’t jeopardize his health in anyway.

      1. I was wondering where Shawn went away,was in Skype 2 weeks ago, but I watch qvc all day fir years. Lived the old q. The hosts had respect for the big timmers like izzac,basso, logo, these new girls talk to them like they are just great designers, they haven’t a clue. What I find the worst with Jen, Courtney, Amy, WAY TOO CONFUDENT ON AIR,NEED TO HUMBLE DOWN. YIU ARE WIRKING WITH ICONS THAT WERE HERE WAY BEFIRE U.

          1. Oh so sorry but texting we all make boo boos, I find it si boring u have nothing better to do but comment on peoples spelling. My ohine doesn’t text well, cant get it fixed at this time. Man in the mirror!!

  11. I was wondering the same thing about Shawn, where is she, has she quit QVC? I completely agree about the glasses she seems to wear, either put them on or off, very annoying. She half the time looks like she doesn’t fix her hair, get a shorter cut if you don’t want to bother with it. She doesn’t seem like a host, she seems to have too much control like she can do or say whatever she thinks. Don’t try to be something you’re not.

    1. Shawn hasn’t quit QVC. She’s at home helping to take care of her seriously ill Father.
      For those of you who constantly bash her, give it a break. She’s really going through a difficult time right now & can use your prayers instead.

      1. Amen and Amen , Haters going to hate. Proverbs 9:8 So don’t bother correcting mockers; they will only hate you.But correct the wise and they will love you.

  12. I LOVE SHAWN, SHE KEEPS IT REAL. I HOPE QVC DIDN’T FIRED HER OVER A STUPID COMMENT. MARTHA STEWART HAS DONE AND SAID A LOT WORST, JUST SAYING. WHAT A SHAME.

  13. I love watching shawn! She is funny and witty and knows the product she is presenting. I’ve missed her lately and hope she and her family are doing well. Had anyone heard why she hasn’t been on recently?

  14. I can’t even watch Jen Coffey. I have to turn the station. Shawn is annoying to. She thinks she is so beautiful. She was much cuter with short hair. Lately, even Jane annoys me. She talks continuously over people & I’m so sick & tired of hearing about her being a dancer & her daughter to. I love Antonella, but she needs to go back to her brown hair. The blond hair is not flattering on her. I guess what I am saying is, the hosts on hsn are much better & yes, Lisa Robertson was the best!

  15. I absolutely love watching Shawn & miss seeing her on Qvc!!!
    Please bring her back soon!!!! She brings so much joy to the program. In her presentations, it’s not all technical but she brings life to the programming.
    She’s AMAZING!!!!

  16. I LOVE Shawn. Shes very entertaining. Sometimes I watch her and Issac just to get a laugh! Lighten up people. QVC is not meant to be a serious program.Selling items we dont need just want. BIG QVC FAN.

  17. I miss Shawn. She’s real, she funny, cute, great personality and not plastic. I love her style and wish I could step out in a pair of highheels like she can. She’s loves her family and she love the Lord. I wish she was back on during the mid-day shows like back in the day. Stop saying negative things about her. Her eye glasses are cute And she only needs them for reading so like me they come off my face a lot and sit on top of my head.

  18. I agree that Amy can be very offensive at times. Shawn is always humble, entertaining and extremely bright!

  19. I too am missing Shawn. Love her sense of style. She is the host who first attracted me to QVC. Please release a statement regarding Shawn’s status with the network. Hope all is well with her and her family.

    1. Shawn’s at home taking care of her ailing Father. She’s self-isolating so she doesn’t do anything to jeopardize his health.

  20. Sorry ? to hear about shawn’s Challenging times. Certainly wish her and her family
    The best outcomes. I miss her and enjoy watching her. Her sense of style is refreshing .
    Although we all have a preference. She is
    Highly professional and extremely attractive.
    Blessings to her.

    1. wish she would just get contacts. Very annoying her readers on and off.and come on you’re not Isaac. She’s his Shawnee…..ugh

  21. I enjoy watching Shawn and miss her. Wish her and her family well and am looking forward to her return. To QVC, please take her name off the TV listings if you know she’s not going to be there. Thanks

  22. You people are Such haters. You all should be ashamed of yourselves. Shawn is TALENTED, bright and gifted. Do you think it’s easy to be a TV PERSONALITY? Try it sometime, that’s if you got hired . You criticize as if you had anything worthwhile to say. I THINK YOU’RE WEAK BULLIES. I admire the courage and self confidence it takes to be a show host. Jealous. Miss you Shawn. I hope you’re dad gets better soon.

    Hope to see you Soon. Bonnie

    1. Her father passed away. She was off the air for so long because she personally took care of her dad during his last months.

  23. I love all the hosts. I like Courtney very much. Shawn,Jane, David, Alberti also. Some times anyone can get on your nerves. But not always. And some people’s traits may annoy. But not enough to not watch or complain. It’s fun watching. When they talk about the home life you kinda feel like you know them. Not really. But you want to watch them. They do a great job of selling. It’s their job. It looks like fun to do .

  24. I am so happy Shawn is gone. She is so annoying. It was a long time before I noticed she was gone cause I cannot stand her. I hope she is gone for good. Best thing for the Q to dump het.

  25. I firmly believe but you could put your time to better use then criticizing people if you don’t like them change the channel but to say hurtful things like that is totally totally uncalled for with all of the craziness going on in our world today maybe you could just find it in your hearts to say positive things about people

  26. Shawn means well, but she drives me nutts with her body gyrations. Like she maybe needs to use the ladies room? Stand still! And Amy S., is so Valley Girl, High school highly, effervescent, and silly, she drives me nutts. She laughs at her own comments which shows the fact she nervous and insecure. She is so nerve racking!

  27. I really enjoy watching qvc anytime Shawn is on. I love her repore with Isaac. They are at there best when they are together. I love when they make up scenarios. They are so real when they are together. Isaac even recently said how much he missed her, which was so sweet. I hope she and her family are doing better . I miss her and hope she can return soon. By the way, I also enjoy watching Amy and Jane. I think Jane is at her best when she’s selling shoes. I liked when she shared that her father was a shoemaker. When hosts talk about their family it makes them seem more real and it personalizes them. For all those who wrote such negative comments about this, why don’t you just shop the website and you won’t be so annoyed.

  28. Can someone please tell Isaac to stop saying “like” constantly. It is so annoying I can’t listen to him. I love Susan Graver’s clothing but she seriously needs to stop talking. It’s maddening watching her suck all of the air out of the room. I have to hit mute when she is on! Arghhh!

  29. Good grief give Shawn a break! If you don’t like her there is a button on your remote to change channel. But for goodness sake STOP saying ugly things about her especially whn the lady is going through things with her dad’s health. Shawn, I’m praying for you & your family AND all the stinkers that say mean things re you.

    1. Shawn is by far my favorite. Like her short hair best. Good for her taking care of her parents! I am very glad she is back.

  30. I am sickened by the judging that is going on about the hosts of QVC! It’s not your place to try and shame these people. If you don’t like them, don’t watch. You don’t have to verbalize everything that runs through your mind! If you don’t have something nice to say don’t say anything at all! They are doing their jobs!!!

  31. Amen!! …very well said Sandi you go girl!!! And Shawn keep up the good work never listen to this very jeoules people!!! God Bless you and your family.

  32. I totally agree! We should not pass such harsh judgements on people we really don’t know. Everyone is trying to survive something!!I really enjoy all of the hosts! They all bring something different!
    I will always love David because of all the heart he brings to the show.🙏🌷
    They all come with goodness🙏💗🌷

    1. I just love Mary Beth she is so sweet and represents,”Minnesota Nice” very well. The other person I really enjoy watching is David, he is such a kind person and down to earth. Lots of fun.

  33. I have watched QVC for over 10 years. I live alone and QVC seems kind of like my family. So many of the hosts have left. Lisa Robertson was the best and she is doing very well on her own now. She is a mover and a shaker, talented, and looked so good in QVC clothes she would wear while she was presenting. I love Courtney. Love Shawn. Things never stay the same and I feel a little sad that QVC has changed so much, a lot of hosts are gone, but the quality of their products are very good. Love Susan Graver clothes. Lori Goldstein is not my favorite and she does take over but darned if she didn’t finally get to me and persuade me to buy her clothes that mixed patterns and colors.

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