Karen Tighe

One of Perth's most sought after MCs.


Karen Tighe joined ABC Sport in 1989 – first in TV, before moving to her current role with the national Grandstand radio program in 1997.

Current work

Karen Tighe is an excellent master of ceremonies and speaker who regularly hosts major corporate and sporting functions. Having hosted many of ABC TV’s major sports broadcasts including four Paralympic Games, ABC Sports Awards nights, golf and Hopman Cup tennis.

Previous experience
Radio:Along with her role as the host of ABC Grandstand‘s summer weekend programs, Karen was a co-host of ABC Radio’s Commonwealth Games coverage from Kuala Lumpur in 1998, Manchester in 2002, and Melbourne in 2006, as well as presenting from Sydney 2000 Paralympics and Athens Olympics in 2004.

She was also part of the four year Friday night fun of Live & Sweaty on ABC TV in the early ’90s.

Karen is based in Perth where she also presents nightly sports reports on ABC TV’s 7pm News service.

Awards:For two successive years Karen was awarded the Media Award in the Sports Australia Awards. Prior winners have included Bruce McAvaney, Roy Masters and Ron Reed.