Image: Karina Kelly
- Carl Bento
- © Australian Museum
Karina is a former news presenter of SBS (1982-83), Seven Network (1984-85) and the ABC (1986-96 and 2001-2005) where she was a Quantum and Catalyst reporter and presenter.
Over the years, the subjects of her reports have varied widely, from particle physics and the hunt for the 'truth' quark, to Aboriginal archaeology and the debate surrounding childhood leukaemia and plutonium pre-processing. She was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of Wollongong in December 2007. She won numerous international awards for her television work (including a World Gold Medal at the New York Film and Television Festivals). Karina was President of the Royal Society of New South Wales between 2003 and 2005 and is a former Board Member of the National Museum of Australia. Karina was appointed to the Trust in January 2012.