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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Trump touts his accomplishments in Memorial Day tweet about fallen soldiers
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May 28, 2018 12:52 PM Story from Politics Alexander Mallin and Karen Travers, ABC News
'If they had spies in my campaign, that would be a disgrace to this country': Trump
Karen Travers and Jordyn Phelps
May 22, 2018 03:00 PM Story from Politics Karen Travers and Jordyn Phelps, ABC News
ANALYSIS: Trump ends his 'grueling' Asia tour happy to come home
Karen Travers
Nov 14, 2017 03:51 PM Story from Politics Karen Travers, ABC News
ANALYSIS: President Trump vows to stay 'fresh' on grueling Asia trip
Nov 05, 2017 04:53 AM Story from Politics KAREN TRAVERS, ABC News
Trump breaks with past presidents on MLK Day activities
Jan 15, 2018 03:48 PM Story from Politics KAREN TRAVERS AND KATERI JOCHUM, ABC News
'Massive, massive cleanup' in store for Houston after Hurricane Harvey
Sep 01, 2017 03:43 PM Story from US KAREN TRAVERS and MORGAN WINSOR, 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
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
Vice President Biden Keeps Hammering Away at Chamber of Commerce
Oct 12, 2010 03:29 PM Story from Nightline KAREN TRAVERS, ABC News
Exclusive: President Obama Says Voter Anger, Frustration Key to Republican Victory in Massachusetts Senate
Jan 20, 2010 09:35 AM Story from Nightline/Politics KAREN TRAVERS, ABC News
Obama: We Will Get the Votes for Health Care Reform Bill
obama, health care reform, health care vote, health care, ohio, natoma canfield, abc news, jake tapper, karen travers
Mar 15, 2010 04:30 PM Story from Nightline KAREN TRAVERS, ABC News
EXCLUSIVE: Biden Says White House Getting Earful from Nervous Lawmakers Over Health Care
Mar 18, 2010 04:58 PM Story from Nightline/Politics KAREN TRAVERS, ABC News
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Exclusive: President Obama: We Lost Touch with American People Last Year
Jan 20, 2010 12:59 PM Story from WN/Politics KAREN TRAVERS, ABC News
Obama Defends Senate Health Care Bill, Says It Will Pass
Dec 15, 2009 06:10 PM Story from WN KAREN TRAVERS, ABC News
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