Kara Burnett joined Spectrum News 1 in November 2021. She made the move upstate after spending a year in the heart of Harlem, not too far from her roots on Long Island, where she was born and raised. 

Kara’s passion for storytelling was sparked during her time at Stony Brook University, where she graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism. As a budding journalist, Kara began her career at FOX 5 New York. There, she had the opportunity to grow from an intern to segment producer. One highlight from FOX 5 included co-producing specials on iconic women in politics and sports. She enjoyed learning the inner workings of the newsroom, which only heightened her desire to report in the field.

When Kara’s not chasing news, you can find her on the ski slopes, in the kitchen, or on a plane in search of her next adventure. She also has a love for interior and event design. If you see her around town, feel free to say hi! She’s always happy to meet new people and share restaurant recommendations in her new home. 

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