Karina Kling is the Capital Tonight Anchor for Spectrum News. Before that she served as the senior political reporter from 2009 to 2015. While in Austin, she’s covered four legislative sessions and numerous campaigns. Karina also helped launch Capital Tonight.
She received the 2012 Texas AP Broadcast award for Best Spot News Story and Capital Tonight has twice been nominated for a Lone Star Emmy.

Karina earned her master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School. A Midwest native, she grew up in Sterling, Kansas and graduated with honors from Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska. She earned a double major in media production and vocal music performance. Before heading south, Karina was a reporter/anchor at KOLN/KGIN in Lincoln, Nebraska.