Karl Schmid
Australian born, Karl Schmid has been busy on American, Canadian, British and Australian televisions for the last 13 years.

At ABC7, Karl has been a regular contributor since 2013, joining the team as a correspondent and producer on the then-weekly and syndicated "On The Red Carpet."

Since then, Karl has become known to the SoCal audience through ABC7. Whether it be from "On The Red Carpet," or "RAMS Primetime Saturday Night," to being the face of ABC7's informative SoCal Spotlight segments to contributing to Eyewitness News stories and our coverage of L.A. Pride, Karl's unmistakable accent and passion to entertain and inform makes him a proud member of the ABC7 family.

Outside of ABC7, Karl has hosted "The Royal Wedding live from London" for TLC, taken television viewers on an emotional journey as the host of Logo's "Operation Vacation" for two seasons and provided entertainment and Hollywood news for British morning television.

A passionate activist in the fight against HIV stigma, Schmid launched +Life in 2019 online to help foster a new conversation around what it means for people living with HIV and to tackle the stigma still associated with the virus. +Life will soon be part of Localish TV on the newly launched Localish TV network.

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Karl's Stories
GLAAD recognizes outstanding LGBTQ+ achievement in media
The GLAAD Media Awards honor those in entertainment who have shown exemplary achievements for fair, accurate, and inclusive representation of the LGBTQ+ community.
Disney's Magical Christmas Day Parade brings new twist to holiday tradition - Here's where to watch
The Magic Kingdom is celebrating the most wonderful time of the year and Disney has the perfect gift for you.
Ne-Yo, Becky G and Chloe Flower collaborating for Disney's 'Magical Holiday Celebration'
This weekend, Disney's "Magical Holiday Celebration" will air on ABC and we caught up with some of the show's performers who are teaming up for some original collaborations.
The Kardashians new reality series comes to Hulu. See mom Kris Jenner's connection to ABC7
The Kardashians say their new reality show on Hulu shows us their work and passions as they break the fourth wall to connect with fans.
On the Red Carpet at the GLAAD Media Awards
Join Karl Schmid for exclusive red-carpet access at the GLAAD Media Awards, celebrating LGBTQ+ inclusivity and representation in media.
Meet Su.plex, the artist who's helping local children with her Spark of Love t-shirt
ABC7 partnered with Smile South Central to identify muralists willing to donate their time and talent for our 29th annual Spark of Love Toy Drive.
Go-Go's musical 'Head Over Heels' comes to the Pasadena Playhouse
Head Over Heels is a musical comedy set to the music of the iconic LA-based female rock band The Go-Go's comes to the Pasadena playhouse for a limited run
Billie Eilish joins Danny Elfman for "The Nightmare Before Christmas" live concert event
Jack is BACK for a live-to-film concert experience of Disney's holiday classic "Tim Burton's THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS" at Banc of California Stadium!
Get to know Dr. Anthony Fauci in National Geographic documentary on Disney+
With his signature blend of scientific acumen, candor and integrity, Dr. Anthony Fauci became America's most unlikely cultural icon during the COVID-19 pandemic. "Fauci" is a revealing portrait of one of our most dedicated public servants.
HIV+ gay minister relives 1985 interview with Tammy Fay Bakker in new film 'The Eyes of Tammy Faye'
In 1985 Rev. Steve Pieters, an openly gay minister living with HIV appeared on televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker's PTL Network chat show to talk about AIDS