Karla is an independent multimedia professional and Emmy award-winning journalist.
She also is a partner with Black Box: A Winfrey-Giles Production.
The company produces documentaries, lifestyle programming, news features, talk show segments, and multimedia projects for television networks, nonprofits, faith-based communications companies, federal government agencies, and private corporations.
Karla has worked at WABC (New York City), KDFW (Dallas), KUSA (Denver), and WSMV (Nashville).
has garnered national recognition as a consumer investigative reporter, show host/news anchor, and documentary/specials producer.
work has been featured on CNN, ABC News, BET, NBC, Shop at Home Television, and the Black Family Channel
has received an array of media and community service awards, and her
documentary work on youth, faith, and crime issues has been recognized many times by the National Association of Attorneys
General and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency
received an Emmy for the documentary, "I Want to Live," which examined teen violence, suicide, and youth development in Denver.
has been honored numerous times for her
work in promoting cancer awareness, and she
has leveraged her
relationships with entertainers to help in those efforts.
In support of music and the arts, Karla
has been the managing executive producer for the Powerhouse Artist Breakout Series in partnership with the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, a premiere showcase of emerging artists.
An advocate for literacy, Karla is a co-author of the children's book The ABC's of Etiquette with Ariel, Raquel and Friends.
In 2008, Karla
received congressional recognition for her
service on the initiative called Making Education a Priority Again among African American Males.
She is also the founder of Colored Christmas, a holiday gift line specializing in ethnic décor.
products have been sold at Cracker Barrel, select Walmart stores, and U.S. military stores.
products have been used to decorate the sets of national television programs.
Karla is a Nashville native and a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University.
is a recipient of the MTSU Young Alumni Award and was among the first inductees on MTSU's College of Mass Communication Wall of Fame
lives in the Atlanta area.