Karla is an Emmy-nominated producer and has been working on news documentaries for over 15 years. She was a staff producer and shooter for the PBS newsmagazines NOW and Need to Know, and a special correspondent and producer for Newshour Weekend on PBS. Her award-winning segment “The Long View” for Need to Know was cited by the Columbia Journalism Review as “one of the most compelling and informative pieces…a compassionate portrayal.” She's currently working on a feature documentary about Youngstown, OH.
Karla is of Filipino and South Asian descent. She grew up in Texas studying classical piano and graduated from Oberlin College with a degree in Religion and Computer Science. She is married to Jad Abumrad, host of public radio's RadioLab, and lives with their two kids in New York City.