Karla Bruning

Karla Bruning

Karla Bruning is an on-camera reporter, emcee, and writer who specializes in sports, travel, health, and lifestyle entertainment. She has emceed at major events like the TCS New York City Marathon and United Airlines NYC Half, and hosted TV broadcasts for events like the Panasonic New York City Triathlon and Airbnb Brooklyn Half. She hosted On The Run, a web and TV show from New York Road Runners, and blogs at RunKarlaRun.com with a following 40,000 strong. Champion chose her as one of four Real Champions in 2016-2017.

Since getting her start as a Newsweek reporter, Karla’s work has appeared in Newsweek, ESPN2, Universal Sports, ABC in New York, FOX in New York, The Comcast Network & Comcast SportsNet, Redbook, Shape, The Week, Runner’s World, Canadian Running, The Washington Times, The Big Roundtable, Active, American Athlete, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and two dozen other publications. She and her work have received mentions by The New York Times, Fox Sports, The Baltimore Sun, Runner’s World, Competitor, PBS, Bleacher Report, and Canadian Running among others. 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 eight marathons, ten triathlons, trains with the New York Harriers and is a member of New York Road Runners.

Career Highlights:

On Camera

Panasonic New York City Triathlon
ING New York City Marathon
Brooklyn Half Marathon
NYRR’s “On The Run”​


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


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
Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon, largest in the U.S.
TCS New York City Marathon Opening Ceremony
TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion
United Airlines NYC Half
New York Mini 10K
New Balance Fifth Avenue Mile
NYRR Dash to the Finish Line 5K
Poland Spring Marathon Kickoff
SHAPE Women’s Half Marathon
Fred Lebow Manhattan Half Marathon
NYRR Club Night Awards Ceremony
NYRR Midnight Run
NYRR Queens 10K
Percy Sutton Harlem 5K
Scotland Run
UAE Healthy Kidney 10K
NYRR Team Championships
France Run
City Parks Foundation Run For The Parks
New Balance Bronx 10-Mile
Queens 10K
Run As One 4-Miler
Retro 4-Miler
Gridiron 4-Miler
Al Gordon 4-Miler
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

Radio & Podcast

America’s Morning Radio
The Marathon Show
Mickey Miles Podcast
The New York Running Show


Under Armour
Aetna ActiveHealth
Sparkle Athletic


Brooks Running