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.

Follow Karl on social media:
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Contact:
ABC7 Broadcast Center
Attn: Karl Schmid
500 Circle Seven Drive
Glendale, CA 91201
818-863-7777

Karl's Stories
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
Stars of 'Vacation Friends' celebrate coast to coast with rooftop screenings
John Cena, Lil Rel Howery, Yvonne Orji and Meredith Hagner surprised fans with special rooftop screenings of their new comedy, Vacation Friends, in Los Angeles and New York.
Ryan Reynolds talks Deadpool MCU crossover at 'Free Guy' premiere
Ryan Reynolds talks about how he thought it would be fun to incorporate Deadpool into the MCU for a "Free Guy" promo, breaking the internet in doing so.
Sammy Hagar set to headline night 1 of Pacific Airshow's Afterburner Music Festival
As if the thrill of aviation firsts, supersonic jets and world-class aerobatics aren't enough, Pacific Airshow is taking the annual beachfront event even higher with the addition of the two-night Afterburner Music Festival.
Jack Whitehall's 'Jungle Cruise' character comes out as gay in a not so 'big deal' kind of a way
Jack Whitehall's character, Macgregor Houghton, just happens to be gay in the new Disney adventure, "Jungle Cruise"
America's Anthem Girl on new breakout role as young Selena in Selena: The Series!
Musical prodigy and multi-talented young actress, Madison Taylor Baez is set to take audiences and Hollywood by storm.
The revolution that was never televised finally gets seen in 'Summer of Soul'
For 50 years, the footage of an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion, The Harlem Cultural Festival, sat unseen. Until now.
Billy Porter and Mj Rodriguez tell us what they're going to miss most about 'Pose'
After three trailblazing seasons, the FX smash hit series 'Pose' has come to an end.
Groundbreaking ceremony held in West Hollywood for 'Stories: The AIDS Monument'
West Hollywood marked the 40th anniversary of the first CDC report related to AIDS with a groundbreaking event for Stories: The AIDS Monument, a 7,000-square-foot installation honoring survivors and those who died of AIDS.
Global Citizen's VAX LIVE concert reunites the world and raises vaccine awareness
A concert at the new SoFi Stadium in Inglewood to raise vaccine awareness brings together 27,000 fully vaccinated frontline and emergency workers.