Presenter and reporter for World News Australia

Kathy Novak is a presenter and reporter for World News Australia.

Kathy has reported for World News Australia from around the world, including the 2012 Papua New Guinea elections, the 2012 Kuwaiti parliamentary elections, and in 2010 she reported from New Zealand as the mine disaster unfolded.

She also covers national news, with a speciality in federal politics. She spent three years working in the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery in Canberra where she covered the 2007 Federal Election campaign, and travelled with the Prime Minister to Trinidad and Tobago for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in 2009, and to Niue for the 2008 Pacific Islands Forum.

As well as reporting, Kathy is one of a team who present World News Australia – you'll often find her anchoring the 10.30pm news bulletin.

Kathy was born in Singapore to a Filipina mother and a Polish/Australian father. Growing up she lived in Australia, Thailand, Belgium and the United States where she studied Broadcast Journalism and Politics at New York University. While studying, she spent a term in Paris studying French and her first job was as an intern with CNN at the network's United Nations bureau. After graduating university, Kathy continued to work at CNN for a year in the New York bureau.

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She returned to Australia in 2004 and began working at SBS in December as a news librarian and production assistant. In 2006 she joined SBS's cadetship program, reporting for World News Australia, Dateline, Insight and Living Black as well as SBS radio news and online.