Karen Travers Biography
Karen Travers is an American Emmy award-winning anchor and reporter who is currently working in ABC News. Currently, she is ABC’s white house correspondent. She joined the ABC News team in 2000, as an intern and is now a Washington-based correspondent. In addition, she is a WHCA board member.
Karen Travers Age
Travers is 43 years old as of 2021. She was born in 1978, in Bluebell, Pennsylvania. She likes to keep her personal life private hence she has not revealed the day or the month she was born.
Karen Travers Height
Travers stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches tall.
Karen Travers Family
Travers’ father is known as William J. Travis while her mother is known as Bernadette M. Her parents still reside in Bluebell. She likes to keep her personal life private thus, she has not mentioned the names of her siblings.
Karen Travers Husband
Travers is married to John Millies Anderson. They tied the knot on September 10, 2011, at Villa Maria-by-the-sea in New Jersey. Later on March 7, 2013, they gave birth to their first child Maeve Travers Anderson. She later gave birth to twins named Kelly and Mattew who were born prematurely. She resides in Washington D.C together with her family.
Karen Travers Net Worth
Travers has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her career as a White House correspondent.
Karen Travers Salary
Travers earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Karen Travers Career
While serving as ABC News White House correspondent, she covers all aspects of the Trump Administration including staff shake-ups, traveling with the president in the United States and overseas. the Russia probe, and policy. In May 2017, she was present for President Trump’s historic first trip abroad including all his trips overseas, such as her two summits with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
ABC NewsOne airs her work across the 200 ABC News affiliate stations. In addition, she can be heard reporting for ABC News Radio and on 1650 radio stations and multiple digital distributors. She has covered Washington and national politics extensively including four presidential campaign seasons and the Obama and Bush Administrations, traveling to 49 states and more than sixty countries. During major battlegrounds in states, she has given ground reports. Not only has she covered primaries and caucuses Republican and Democratic conventions, but also the presidential debates in every election cycle since 2004.
In the 2013 and 2019 government shutdowns, she reported live, she also went ahead to report on the Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia the grand jury decision in Ferguson, the Baltimore riots, the mass shooting at Washington’s Navy Yard, and also in numerous major Supreme Court arguments and decisions.
For over four years, she covered the 2008 Election and the Obama Administration before she reported on Trump’s White House. On both of President Obama’s secret trips to Afghanistan in 2010, she traveled as a producer. During President Obama’s other trips overseas, she traveled as a reporter. She gave extensive reports on Obama’s domestic Administration’s policy agenda, including the process of developing and passing the Affordable Care Act.
Not only did she serve as the deputy political director for the 2008 Election coverage but also led the network’s reporting on the Democratic and Republican delegate processes. In addition, she reported from presidential debates and both conventions and covered key battleground states. She traveled primarily with Vice President Cheney on Air Force Two to battleground states during her covered the Bush-Cheney 2004 campaign as an embedded reporter.
Travers served as a White House producer covering the Bush Administration from December 2004 through June 2007, before joining ABC News’ political unit. Her role in the White House for ABC News, was that of editorial coverage and speeches and breaking news, planning for events. Furthermore, she traveled to Iraq and Bahrain on a military embed and produced exclusive reports on board the USS Eisenhower in the North Arabian Sea during her time in the White House. More to that, as a producer in ABC News in the Baghdad bureau, she spent a month there.
She is a Blue Bell, Pennsylvania native. For her tertiary education, she attended Georgetown University where she graduated in 2000, with a degree in American government. Later on, in 2003, she attained a master’s degree in liberal studies from Georgetown. During her downtime, she enjoys exploring DC with her children, watching sports, and traveling home to the Jersey Shore.
Karen Travers ABC News
Travers is currently working at ABC News where she works alongside other famous ABC News anchors and reporters including;
- John Quiñones
- Pierre Thomas
- Cecilia Vega
- Elizabeth Vargas
- David Wright
- Nick Watt
- Jeff Zeleny
- Ginger Zee
Karen Travers Social Media Platforms
Travers is active on her social media account and is often seen posting on her Twitter. She has over 36k followers on Twitter.