Shawn Killinger is a TV personality and journalist. She is popularly known for being the program host of QVC which is the USA’s leading flagship shopping channel. She is famous on the show for her spontaneity and ability to shoot for straight 3-4 hours without a teleprompter.
Prior to QVC, she was raised to prominence after being one of the 16 contenders in NBC’s reality game show, ‘The Apprentice: Martha Stewart.’ However, she was the third contender to get fired from the show because of her personal mantra “Fake it till you make it”.
The QVC star is recently seen gaining weight and all her QVC fans are speculating if she is pregnant. Dig into the article to find more information on Shawn Killinger’s life and if she is pregnant or not.
Shawn Killinger Wiki, Age & Early Life
Shawn Killinger originally named Shawna Elizabeth Killinger was born on 2nd November 1979 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. The talented Shawn was born to parents David R. Killinger Sr and mother Loandra Killinger. The TV personality also has a sibling brother David Killinger Jr. She is 41 years old as of now.
Shawn has moved to various places in her early life as her family left her birthplace at age of 11 and moved to Mexico City because of her father’s job. Her stay in Mexico made her master the Spanish language. She completed her schooling at International American School Foundation and went to Penn State University where she had a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing. She has also traveled to Europe in course of working in organizations like the World Health Organization and the International Labor Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.
Quick Facts About Shawn Killinger
|Full Name||Shawna Elizabeth Killinger|
|Place of Birth||Detrait, Michigan, USA|
|Date of Birth||2 November 1979|
|Children||Jagger Jude (daughter)|
|Profession||TV Personality/ Journalist/ Host|
Shawn Killinger’s Husband
The media personality is a happily married woman. She is married to her husband Joseph “Joe” Carretta. Joe is an Executive Director of the Sunrise Senior Living. His firm is one of the fifth largest assisted living providers in the United States. The two met via an online dating platform, ‘eHarmony’, and soon fell off each other after some months of acquaintance.
Reportedly, Joe proposed to Shawn on her birthday, and the two finally tied the knot on 13 April 2013. Ever since the two have had a content married life and together live in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Is Shawn Killinger Pregnant? Shawn’s Weight Gain
The fans have been speculating about her weight gain and suspected her pregnancy after she is seen gaining some weight. However, Shawn has not confirmed any of such rumors. She has always kept her life as an open book with every detail of her life open to all but Shawn has neither confirmed nor denied the rumor.
Shawn had her first pregnancy in 2014 but went through a tragic incident as she suffered a bad miscarriage. She lost her daughter when she was 5 months pregnant. Ever since she has not conceived a child. So, if her weight gain is just some healthy fat adding to her body or her pregnancy can’t be commented upon until she confirms it herself.
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Shawn Killinger Children
Shawn and her husband are parenting 3 children, two sons, and a daughter. But she is not a biological mother to any of them. After losing her first child when she had a miscarriage in April 2013, Joe and Shawn decided to adopt a daughter in 2017 whose name is Jagger Jude.
The two other boys are actually Joe’s children from his past relationships. The eldest son’s name is Jordan Carretta and the youngest one is Joseph Carretta Jr.
Shawn Killinger Cancer
There had been rumors once that Shawn was suffering from cancer. But the TV personality has never confirmed such news. We are guessing that the rumors might have arisen from the fact that her father had pancreatic cancer. She lost her father on 2 May 2020 due to cancer. Shawn was seen posting a heartfelt post on her Facebook on 7 May 2020 where she penned down her love for her father as he passed away.
Shawn Killinger In QVC
Prior to joining QVC Shawn worked for CBS Television Network post her graduation. She worked for the network for 2 years and in these years she garnered a lot of media confidence from her involvement in shows like “The Late Show with David Letterman”, “CBS 60 Minutes”, and the “Evening News with Dan Rather”. She also worked as a general assignment reporter in Fox Network’s affiliated TV station the WUHF-TV and CBS’ affiliated WKMG-TV.
She joined QVC in 2007 after attending the show ‘The Apprentice: Martha Stewart’ in 2005. Though Martha Stewart fired her in the show she was seen together with Shawn in QVC later hosting for an apparel line. Ever since then, Shawn has been working with QVC and it's been more than decades of her contribution to the evolution of the show. QVC is one of the USA’s leading cable, satellite, and broadcast television networks for shopping broadcasts. Shawn is well known for her camera appearances as a host of un-scripted TV shopping broadcasts where she is seen entertaining a huge audience of QVC.
Shawn Killinger’s Net Worth
Shawn has had a ton of experience as a TV personality, reporter, and journalist for more than 20 active years of her professional life. She is a well-known TV personality and has been working professionally with a dedication to what she does. So it won’t be wrong to guess that she has made quite a fortune for herself from what she does. Though she has not revealed her net worth it is estimated to be above $1 million by various web sources. Her estimated annual income is $115K.
Along with her successful professional career, Shawn has also garnered quite a fandom as she has a huge following on her social media. She is active on Instagram and Facebook. She has 105K followers on her Instagram and 220K followers on her Facebook page.