ABC Presenter Patricia Karvelas bombarded with vile social media attacks
Our very own, high-profile ABC News presenter Patricia Karvelas is stepping back from social media following a barrage of vile attacks.
The Greek Australian journalist made the announcement on Thursday via her twitter account.
'I've had open DMs because I like Twitter connectivity but I'm sad to say after the personal threats I have received I must close that now,' she wrote.
'I think it’s important that people know that female journalists are being targeted in the most aggressive misogynistic ways.
'This is just a taste of the vile stuff I've received where they have found me now on Instagram,' she wrote.
'Throw in homophobia and it really is next level toxic.'
Patricia Karvelas is an Australian radio presenter, current affairs journalist and political correspondent. She currently hosts RN Drive on Radio National and Afternoon Briefing on ABC News.
Karvelas's journalism career began around the year 2000 with the ABC and SBS and previously worked for The Australian newspaper, covering federal politics, and Sky News Australia, presenting a weekly program, Karvelas.
Karvelas has presented Radio National's program RN Drive since January 2015 and hosted Afternoon Briefing, a national affairs television program on the ABC News 24 channel, since 2018. She has also co-hosted a weekly political podcast, The Party Room, with Fran Kelly since April 2016. In 2018, she commenced as host of the weekly interview-based national affairs program National Wrap.