Hi, I'm Kara 

I'm an award-winning, bilingual journalist based in New York City, working for NBC News as a News Associate. I developed my strong news judgment at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where I graduated Magna Cum Laude with degrees in Journalism and Political Science.

 

I have been in the industry professionally since I was 16-years-old, after I began working for The San Diego Union Tribune while in high school. In college, I gained extensive experience in investigative research, enterprise reporting and creative storytelling through my experiences working for what was formerly known as the Medill Justice Project, NBC Dateline and Grupo Clarín.  

My job has taken me around the world, and I have reported on the ground in five countries -  everywhere from the hutongs of Beijing to the barrios of Argentina and from the prisons in Oklahoma to the camps at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In fact, I was the youngest journalist in the world to report from on the ground at GTMO. 

 

All of my experiences make me efficient at problem-solving and translating dense or difficult topics into sharp, inventive and captivating pieces. I've also grown into a strong leader and empathetic, global citizen.

Thanks for checking out my site, and be sure to stay tuned for more. 

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Awards

Chicago/Midwest Emmy Nominee

September 2019

National Headliner Award

April 2019

Chicago/Midwest Emmy Nominee

September 2018

Edward R. Murrow Award

 Hard News 

2018 

Edward R. Murrow Award

 Investigative Reporting

2018 

Peter Lisagor Award 

 2018  

EPPY Award

 2017  

CSPA Certificate of Merit

 2017  

Salute to Excellence in Collegiate  Journalism Award

2017

Media for a Just Society Awards Finalist

September 2017