Karla Murthy

Filipino, South Asian

Karla Murthy 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 finishing her first feature documentary set in Youngstown, Ohio called The Place That Makes Us.

Karla is of Filipino and South Asian descent. She grew up in Texas and graduated from Oberlin College with a degree in Religion and Computer Science, is an alumni of the Third World Newsreel Workshop and the Documentary Institute at Antioch College in Ohio. She is married to Jad Abumrad, host of public radio's RadioLab, and lives with their two kids in New York City.

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