Karla Bruning

Karla Bruning is an on-camera reporter, emcee, and writer who specializes in sports, travel, health, and lifestyle entertainment. She is an in-demand announcer at major events like the TCS New York City Marathon and United Airlines NYC Half, and has hosted TV broadcasts for the New York City Triathlon and Popular Brooklyn Half. She hosted On The Run, a web and TV show from New York Road Runners, and previously blogged at RunKarlaRun.com with a following 40,000 strong.

Since getting her start as a Newsweek reporter, Karla’s work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, Redbook, Shape, Self, Parents, The Week, Runner’s World, Women’s Running, Canadian Running, Active, and two dozen other publications plus ESPN2, Universal Sports, ABC in New York, FOX in New York, The Comcast Network & Comcast SportsNet, and Facebook Live events . She and her work have received mentions by The New York Times, Fox Sports, Runner’s World, Competitor, PBS, Bleacher Report,The Baltimore Sun, and Canadian Running among others. Champion chose her as one of four “Real Champions” in 2016-2017 for a national campaign, and she covered the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver for The Washington Times.

Karla earned a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Amherst College. She won a Fulbright scholarship for young American journalists and reporting grants from the Carnegie, Knight, and Scripps Howard Foundations.

When not pounding the pavement as a reporter, Karla is usually pounding the pavement as a runner. She has completed 11 marathons, 10 triathlons, 100+ other races around the world.

Career Highlights:

On Camera

New York City Triathlon
New York City Marathon
Brooklyn Half Marathon
Fifth Avenue Mile
NYRR “On The Run”
Runner’s World for Brooks Running
Champion campaign


Universal Sports
ABC in New York
FOX in New York
Comcast SportsNet
The Comcast Network
KUSI in San Diego


The Week
Runner’s World
The Washington Times
Zappos Running Blog
Reebok Blog
Trivago Magazine
News 21


Canadian Running
Women’s Running
American Athlete
The Philadelphia Inquirer
San Francisco Chronicle
The Times-Picayune in New Orleans
The Gazette in Montreal
Orlando Sentinel

Emcee Work & Speaking Engagements

TCS New York City Marathon–largest in the world
Popular Brooklyn Half Marathon–largest in the U.S.
TCS New York City Marathon Opening Ceremony
TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion
TCS New York City Marathon Training Series
United Airlines NYC Half
New Balance Fifth Avenue Mile
New Balance Bronx 10 Mile
Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K
Poland Spring Marathon Kickoff
SHAPE Women’s Half Marathon
UAE Healthy Kidney 10K
Rising New York Road Runners Kids Races
Columbia & New York-Presbyterian Indoor Marathon
NYRR Club Night Awards Ceremony
NYRR New York Mini 10K
NYRR Staten Island Half
NYRR Fred Lebow Manhattan Half Marathon
NYRR Midnight Run
NYRR Queens 10K
NYRR Ted Corbitt 15K
NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10K
NYRR Team Championships
NYRR 1 for You 1 for Youth 5K
NYRR Tuesday Night Speed Series
NYRR Gridiron 4-Miler
NYRR Al Gordon 4-Miler
NYRR Brooklyn R-U-N 5K
NYRR Washington Heights Salsa, Blues & Shamrocks 5K
NYRR Grete’s Great Gallop
NYRR Retro 4-MilerPercy Sutton Harlem 5K
City Parks Foundation Run For The Parks
Race to Deliver 4-Miler
Japan Run 4-Miler
Italy Run by Nutella Cafe 5-Miler
Move NYC 5K
Run As One 4-Miler
Scotland Run
France Run
Prospect Park Track Club
Runner’s World Heartbreak Hill Half & Festival
Journalism in the Service of Democracy, The Paley Center For Media
Social Media Week, New York
JackRabbit NY Running Show

Press Mentions

The New York Times
Runner’s World
Fox Sports
Canadian Running
The Baltimore Sun
Bleacher Report

Copywriting & Campaigns

Brooks Running
Under Armour
Aetna ActiveHealth
Sparkle Athletic