Karla Murthy

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 the PBS NewsHour Weekend. Her work was cited by the Columbia Journalism Review as “compelling, informative and compassionate.” 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, creator of public radio's "Radiolab" and lives with their two children in New York.


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