QVC Host Shawn Killinger's Husband and Family Details
- Date of Birth Nov 02, 1979
- Age 41 Years, 7 Months
- Nationality American
- Profession Television Personality
- Career 1995-present
- Relationship Status Married
- Husband/Spouse Joe Carretta
- Wedding Date 2013
- Ethnicity/Race White
- High School International American School Foundation
- College Penn State University
- Daughter/s Jagger Jude(Adopted)
- Birth Place Detroit, Michigan, United States
- Birth Name Shawn Elizabeth Killinger
- Father David R. Killinger Sr.
- Mother Lo Killinger
- Siblings 1
- Brother/s David Killinger Jr.
- Hair Color Blonde
- Eye Color Black
- Children/Kids 1
American television personality Shawn Killinger lost a baby girl while she was five months pregnant. Later, she adopted a daughter with her husband.
Here's an insight into her married life, children, miscarriage, QVC salary, and net worth.
Shawn Killinger's Bio
The prominent host was born Shawna Elizabeth Killinger on November 2, 1972, in Detroit, Michigan.
She moved to Mexico City with her parents at the age of 11 and attended International American School Foundation, where she pursued her primary education.
Killinger, who stands at the height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 meters), earned her graduate degree in Marketing from Penn State University in 1995.
Her brother, David Killinger Jr., is a Finance Director at Nissan Motor Corporation.
Married Joseph Carretta
Killinger is married to a consultant husband, Joseph Carretta, also known as Joe Carretta. Joseph is the director of General Services Operations at Erickson Living.
They began their relationship after meeting via a dating site, eHarmony. And after Joe proposed to her on her birthday, they tied the wedding knots on April 13, 2013.
She currently lives outside Philadelphia with her husband.
Killinger & Husband Adopted Baby Girl
Three years after, she and her husband opted for adoption. They adopted an infant baby girl born on Jun. 9, 2017, and named her Jagger Jude.
Shawn Killinger poses with her husband and baby daughter in June 2018 (Photo: Shawn Killinger's Instagram)
Apart from her daughter, Killinger also has two stepsons from her husband's previous relationship. The eldest son is Jordan Carretta, and the younger one is Joseph Carretta. Joseph is at the age of 21.
Shawn Killinger Lost Father To Cancer In 2020
Killinger's father, David R. Killinger Sr. had been fighting pancreatic cancer for a long time. He succumbed to cancer on May 2, 2020.
Penning a long heartfelt message on her Facebook on May 7, 2020, the TV journalist maintained her dad fought cancer with exceptional courage.
Joined QVC as a Program Host in 2007
Killinger started her career as a set assistant on CBS News in 1995 and became a production assistant on CBS's show, Foreign Desk.
She worked as an anchor and reporter for WRGB-TV and WKMG-TV until 2005.
In 2006, the QVC host started working as a cast member on Martha Stewart’s version of ‘Apprentice,’ where she was the third member to be fired. She later joined Martha Stewart in promoting the apparel line on QVC.
Killinger joined QVC as a program host in 2007, shining in live national prime time as a fashion, beauty & lifestyle authority. Since then, she has been entertaining millions of viewers, boosting the company's sales by millions of dollars.
Her Salary & Net Worth
Working for the various local networks and cable TV for over 20 years, Killinger has garnered a striking amount of net worth. The earnings she yields from QVC contribute a hefty part to her net worth.
As a QVC host, she earns a salary of about $47,026, according to Glassdoor.