Karah Brackin

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Karah Brackin joined the KSL team in March 2022. As a reporter for KSL Today, she hopes you’ll wake up with her on weekdays!

Karah was born in Xinhui, China, adopted as a baby, and flown to the United States, where she was raised in Alabama. As she likes to say, “Born in China. Designed in the U.S.A.!”

Before joining the KSL team, Karah was a reporter in Portland, Maine, at WGME-TV, where she was also a morning reporter. There, she learned how to layer and was no stranger covering stories in sub zero feels like temperatures! Some of her most memorable work includes “Food Bank Friday,” where each Friday for several months, she visited local food banks and highlighted the service of volunteers and community need throughout the pandemic. Her extensive “Back to School” coverage of local school districts across the state followed the transition from learning remotely to being in class full time and how that impacted teachers and students. She also shed light on dozens of local business owners considered “essential workers” throughout the state’s phased reopening plan. Other significant work includes giving developing live reports off a local island covering Maine’s only recorded shark attack in history.

Karah believes the power of storytelling can make the world feel a little smaller and cultivate community. Her favorite story to tell is the next one that touches your heart, makes you pause, and spotlights someone “ordinary” tapping into
their extraordinary.

She comes to Utah with her husband, Dakota, and their mini goldendoodle, Mushu! If not out in the field reporting, you can often find her out hiking with her family, checking out the next best breakfast spot, taking Mushu to the park, or singing along to country music… sometimes, in that order!

Karah would love to hear YOUR story. You can reach out to her on email at kbrackin@ksl.com or on social media here:



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