Karen Travers

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Karen Travers joined ABC News in 2000 and is currently a Washington-based correspondent for ABC NewsOne, the network's affiliate news service. NewsOne provides... Read More »

Karen Travers joined ABC News in 2000 and is currently a Washington-based correspondent for ABC NewsOne, the network's affiliate news service. NewsOne provides live and packaged news reports for 200 ABC affiliates around the country, as well as more than 30 domestic and international clients, including BBC, NHK, ARD/Germany and CTV Canada.

Since joining ABC News, Travers has extensively covered Washington and national politics, including two presidential elections and the Obama and Bush Administrations. Most recently she was the digital reporter covering the Obama White House, traveling across the United States and to nearly 20 foreign countries with the president. In that role, she was a regular on-air contributor to ABC's "World News Now," "America This Morning," and ABC NewsNow, the network's broadband entity, and filed for ABCNews.com.

Travers also traveled as a producer on both of President Obama's secret trips to Afghanistan in 2010.

Travers served as the deputy political director for ABC News' Election 2008 coverage, reporting for all shows and platforms, and taking the lead for the network's reporting on the Democratic and Republican delegate processes. In her role in the political unit, Travers covered several key battleground states and reported from presidential debates and both the Democratic and Republican conventions. She was part of the ABC News team that received an Emmy Award for its coverage of President Obama's inauguration.

From December 2004 through June 2007, before joining ABC News' political unit, Travers worked as a White House producer, traveling with President Bush across the nation and to over 30 foreign countries. At the White House, she was responsible for ABC News' editorial coverage and planning for events, speeches and breaking news. During this time, Travers also traveled to Iraq and Bahrain on a military embed and produced exclusive reports onboard the USS Eisenhower in the North Arabian Sea. She also spent a month as a producer in ABC News' Baghdad bureau.

Before the White House assignment, Travers covered the Bush-Cheney 2004 campaign as a reporter and was a researcher for Ted Koppel at "Nightline."

A native of Blue Bell, Pa., Travers graduated in 2000 with a degree in American government from Georgetown University, where she served as editor in chief of The Hoya. She earned a master's degree in liberal studies from Georgetown in 2003. Travers lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband, John Anderson.

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Take a Snooze in Washington's First Nap Studio
their exhausted workers to get a little rest during the day to recharge their batteries. ABC News’ Karen Travers took a tour of the serene studio and had a chance to catch some Z's in the process.
Oct 04, 2016 04:50 PM Story from Lifestyle KAREN TRAVERS and JANET WEINSTEIN, ABC News
'Crap' Problem on the National Mall: Park Service Turns to Border Collies to Herd Geese
KAREN TRAVERS
Mar 25, 2015 01:40 PM Story from Politics KAREN TRAVERS, ABC News
Ax Throwing: Philadelphia's New Hobby
“thwap” as the ax goes into the board. ABC’s Karen Travers spent an afternoon with Philly’s
Sep 23, 2016 05:27 PM Story from Lifestyle KAREN TRAVERS and JANET WEINSTEIN, ABC News
New Orleans Prisoner Accused of Escaping From and Killing Cop 'Apparently Double-Jointed'
KAREN TRAVERS and TOM LIDDY
Jun 20, 2015 10:31 PM Story from US KAREN TRAVERS and TOM LIDDY, ABC News
What Paul Ryan's House Speaker Bid Conditions Say About Work-Life Balance
KAREN TRAVERS and VERONICA STRACQUALURSI
Oct 21, 2015 03:56 PM Story from Politics KAREN TRAVERS and VERONICA STRACQUALURSI, ABC News
Smithsonian's National Museum of American History #KeepThemRuby Campaign Preserves the Magic of Dorothy's Slippers
Armstrong ’s spacesuit. ABC’s Karen Travers met with Ryan Lintelman, a curator at the museum
Oct 19, 2016 05:21 PM Story from US TAYLOR TURNER, JANET WEINSTEIN and KAREN TRAVERS, ABC News
Vice President Cheney Stumps in Parma, Ohio
Karen Travers
Jul 03, 2004 01:31 PM Story from Politics/NotedNow Karen Travers, ABC News
College Junior Breakfasts With Chelsea Clinton
KAREN TRAVERS
Feb 11, 2008 01:37 PM Story from Politics/Vote2008 KAREN TRAVERS, ABC News
Lynne Cheney Enters the Fray
Karen Travers
May 20, 2004 11:07 AM Story from Politics Karen Travers, ABC News
Retired Football Players Take Case to Congress
KAREN TRAVERS
Feb 12, 2009 09:05 AM Story from Politics KAREN TRAVERS, ABC News
Secretary Clinton, First Lady Honor International Women's Rights Activists
KAREN TRAVERS
Mar 11, 2009 05:55 PM Story from Politics KAREN TRAVERS, ABC News
Bush and Cheney on the Campaign Trail
ABCNEWS' Karen Travers reports on the campaign to re-elect the president and the vice president. Scroll down to read more. Cheney raises money, praises Schwarzenegger Oct. 30 — Vice President
Oct 19, 2003 07:59 PM Story from Politics Karen Travers, ABC News
White House Note
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Jul 09, 2004 06:32 PM Story from Politics/NotedNow Karen Travers, ABC News
Bush's bus tour
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Jul 29, 2004 08:58 PM Story from Politics Karen Travers, ABC News
Bush's bus tour
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Jul 29, 2004 08:58 PM Story from Politics Karen Travers, ABC News
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