Travels from: Western Australia
A regular face and voice of ABC TV and radio
Categories: Facilitators, MCs & Hosts
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
A regular face and voice of ABC TV and radio sport, Karen Tighe joined the ABC in 1989.
After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Psychology at Macquarie University in Sydney, Karen spent eight years as a TV sports broadcaster and presenter, anchoring golf, tennis and other major sporting broadcasts on the ABC network.
Tighe made the move to ABC Radio in 1997as the presenter of the weekend national sports program ‘Summer Grandstand’.
Karen co-hosted ABC Radio’s cover of the Sydney, Athens and Beijing Olympics, Kuala Lumpur and Manchester Commonwealth Games and has hosted six Paralympic Games (Lillehammer, Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney, Beijing and London) with ABC TV.
Tighe was part of the Friday night fun of ‘Live & Sweaty’ on ABC TV in the early nineties and for six years presented sport on ABC TV’s weeknight news in Perth.
Karen was also the regular host of ABC TV’s annual coverage of the Hopman Cup tennis tournament from 1994 to 2010.
She was the Media Award winner at the 2000 and 2001 Australian Sports Awards.
An excellent master of ceremonies who regularly hosts major corporate events and conferences such as W.A. Government Risk Management Conference, W.A. Industry and Export Awards, Australian Tourism Awards, WA Tourism Awards as well as many more.