Kara is an Emmy Award winning news anchor and talk show host at WFSB-TV, the CBS station in the state of Connecticut. She hosts the popular daytime talk show Better Connecticut with Scot Haney weekdays at 3 p.m. Kara has covered some of the biggest stories of our time, from the War in Iraq, to reporting LIVE from the terror attacks on 9-11, to breaking the horrific news of the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.
On Better Connecticut Kara loves sharing stories that inspire, entertain and inform. Her series Kara’s Cures is a mainstream guide to health and spirituality. She is also a contributor for the Huffington Post on mindful living.
Kara’s latest project is writing an inspirational memoir called Finding Dad:From Love Child to Daughter where she shares the story of meeting her biological father Bruce Sundlun when she was a teenager and he was the Governor of Rhode Island. Amidst a national media frenzy, Kara learned she had to make the important decision to forgive her father for not acknowledging her growing up, and in her memoir talks about the Before and After Dad Effect. Fatherlessness is an epidemic in America, with one in every three births occurring outside marriage today. Kara’s story shows the entry of a father at any point is transformational for a child. Reconnecting with her father was the beginning of a transformation that led her to what she does today.
Kara’s favorite job is being mom to Helena and Julian ages 7 and 4. She is happily married to fellow Eyewitness News Anchor Dennis House and they live in Hartford. You will often see Kara and Dennis at charity events raising money for local causes. Kara is on the Board of Dress For Success Hartford, an organization that helps low-income women transcend poverty with professional clothing and job coaching.
Kara is the proud recipient of two Emmy Awards for news reporting, and has been named Best Local News Reporter by Hartford Magazine, Top “40 Under 40” by the Hartford Business Journal and Connecticut Magazine.
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