Karen Middleton

Karen Middleton is a well-known political journalist in the Canberra Press Gallery who covers the Australian Parliament in Canberra, the country's capital. She was born in the United States on February 24, 1966. In April 1996, Middleton joined the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver, first as Director of Admissions and Student Affairs and then as Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs. She was in charge of graduate student recruitment and enrollment and management. While working in higher education administration, Middleton co-chaired the Association of Professional Schools for International Affairs Admissions Officers, attended the National Association for Women in Education's Academy of Leadership in Higher Education, and received the Colorado Women's Leadership Coalition's Woman Leader of Excellence Award in 1997 and the University of Denver Excell Award in 1998.

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Middleton worked for SBS Television as the Chief Political Correspondent and Canberra Bureau Chief. She had a weekly radio spot on James O'Loghlin's Evening Show on ABC Radio across New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, as well as appearances on Perth radio 6PR, Sydney radio 2GB, and ABC Radio National, and TV appearances on Sunrise on the Seven Network, Meet the Press on the Ten Network, and ABC TV's Insiders. She has done commentary and analysis for CNBC and Al Jazeera and is a fortnightly commentator on Radio New Zealand.

Middleton is the Chief Political Correspondent for the Saturday Paper, a position she has held since early 2016. She previously worked as a political correspondent for The West Australian, The Age, and the Herald Sun, a weekend writer for the Canberra Times, and an occasional contributor to the New York Times. In October 2016, Middleton wrote about her experiences of being sexually assaulted as a journalist while covering Australian politics. Later, she spoke about the positive feedback she received for her story and how some people described it as "jaw-dropping" or "profoundly uncomfortable" after reading it.

Estimated Net Worth

Karen Middleton is one of the wealthiest journalists in the world and is on the elite list of the World's Wealthiest Journalists. According to Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider, her net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million.

March 2007 in Afghanistan

In March 2007, Middleton and other Australian journalists were travelling in an Australian Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter when it was targeted by at least one rocket-propelled grenade while on duty in Afghanistan. Middleton's SBS colleague, cameraman Jamie Kidston, stood on the helicopter's back ramp and captured footage of the RPG passing behind the Chinook. When he was watching and editing the film, he observed the missile passing by. The story was covered by various television and radio networks as well as newspapers around the country.

This tour was well planned to coincide with the unannounced visit of Prime Minister John Howard and Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, Chief of the Australian Defence Force, to meet with Australian troops. Howard also visited with Hamid Karzai, the President of Afghanistan.

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Date of Birth: February 24, 1966 (age 52 years)
Nationality: American
Education: Mount Holyoke College (1988)
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