Shawn Killinger is the renowned beauty and fashion host of the national home shopping establishment QVC. She joined QVC in 2007 as a beauty and fashion host, and around fifteen years later, she is one of the most loved and popular QVC hosts.
Though Killinger is best known for her friendly appearance and charming personality on TV, she has years of previous experience working for many networks behind the camera.
Her first job was with CBS as an intern, and from there has worked in various posts for other renowned networks such as WRGB-TV, WKMG-TV, etc.
|Shawn Elizabeth Killinger
|Date of birth
|November 2, 1973
|50 years old
|Place of birth
|Detroit, Michigan, USA
|West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
|David R. Killinger Sr.
|TV show host
|3 Million USD
|5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
|Shawn Killinger QVC
Born on November 2, 1973, Shawn Killinger is 50 years old. She was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
She stands 5 feet 5 inches tall.
Shawn Killinger’s Net Worth
Killinger has been working with QVC for the past fifteen years and has become a household name.
Along with immense fame, she has also earned a good deal of money.
How Much Does Shawn Killinger Make?
The QVC host has a net worth of 3 million USD and receives a salary of around 47 thousand USD from the show.
Birthplace, Parents, and Family
Killinger was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, to her parents, David and Loandra, before moving to New Mexico.
She and her family moved to New Mexico as her father was in the Ford labor Union and had to move there for work.
Killinger grew up learning Spanish while staying there for years.
She grew up in a close household and is close to her family, though she hasn’t shared anything about having siblings or not.
She was close to her parents but lost her father in 2020 to pancreatic cancer after fighting for many years.
She often posts a picture with her mother and immediate family on her Instagram, which shows that she loves her family a lot and has a satisfying personal life.
Killinger is also kind and generous. She has been an active professional wish granter for the Make A Wish Foundation since 2008.
She considers helping the poor souls who have been troubled by life an integral part of her life.
Shawn Killinger’s Husband Joseph Caretta and Children
Killinger is a married woman. She is married to her husband, Joseph Caretta.
While Killinger is in the showbiz industry, her husband is a professional consultant and works in general service operations at Ericson Living as its director.
The couple met through eHarmony, a dating site, and started dating.
Soon, Caretta popped the question on her birthday by hiding the ring inside his guitar case.
Killinger said yes, and the couple exchanged their vows in April 2013.
Before marrying Killinger, Caretta already had two sons from his previous marriage and wanted more kids with him.
So, the couple tried for several years but failed to conceive throughout the years.
During this time, Killinger was pregnant with a female child but had a miscarriage and lost the baby.
There are rumors that Killinger could not have a baby because of her kidney cancer, which got treated just a few years ago.
Though the whole process of trying for a baby was devastating, the QVC host and her husband gave it their all before adopting a baby girl in 2016, whom they named Jagger.
Jagger is all grown up, and Killinger is happier than ever raising her adopted daughter and two stepsons.
Killinger completed her high school from The American School Foundation.
After high school, she enrolled in Pennsylvania State University at eighteen and graduated with a degree in marketing.
While in college, she also moved to Geneva, Switzerland as an exchange student.
Killinger always wanted a career in broadcasting journalism, so she moved to New York City after completing college.
In New York, her first job was for CBS News, where she got hired as an intern for its show Page.
After working as an intern for 11 months, she worked as a production assistant for a year before quitting CBS News as she got bored.
She then started working on WRGB-TV as a Morning reporter and fill-in noon anchor for around three years.
Then she worked for WKMG-TV as a morning weekday anchor for another three years.
Even after working for many networks on popular shows like The Late Show with David Letterman, Evening News with Dan Rather, etc., she only got recognition after joining The Apprentice: Martha Stewart.
She was in the show for ten months before being eliminated. After a year of her reality show journey, she joined QVC in 2007 to work as Beauty and Fashion host.
Her presentation skills and friendly personality soon made her a fan favorite, and her show expanded to Lifestyle, Fashion, Beauty, and Travel.
Killinger has been working as a QVC host for many years and has no plans to end her career as a host anytime soon.
The TV show was on an online feud with designer Issac Mizrahi about the moon.
They were debating on whether the moon was a planet or a star.
Later, they became a laughing stock when someone pointed out that the moon is neither a star nor a planet but is a natural satellite of the earth.