In The Press

ShapeKarla published her first story for, “Why runDisney Races Are Such A Big Deal.” From costumes to characters to incredible schwag, find out why these events are insanely popular—and controversial. February 22, 2013 included Karla in their Top 10 Most Magical Disney Running Costumes slideshow. February 20, 2014

universal_sports_logoKarla was interviewed in an episode of Hawaiian Xtreme Sports about the Kaua’i Marathon on Universal Sports. Karla ran and covered the 2013 Kaua’i Half Marathon. December 2, 2013

ESPN2ESPN2 aired as part of the national broadcast of the 2013 ING New York City Marathon a story that Karla reported. Karla interviewed runner Bryan Steinhauer before and after the 2013 NYC Half and 2013 ING New York City Marathon as part of the piece, and wrote much of the voiceover seen on air. November 3, 2013

nyrr_OTR_logo_mar_org_rgb_0Karla hosted “On The Run at the ING New York City Marathon” for New York Road Runners with Olympians and commentators Tim Hutchings and Carrie Tollefson. Karla filmed six episodes around the race, interviewing professional athletes like Geoffrey Mutai and Meb Keflezighi, celebrities like Bill Rancic and Dean Karnazes and running legends like Frank Shorter, Bill Rodgers and Joan Benoit Samuelson. October 30-November 4, 2013

ABC7-Logo-ColorKarla appeard on ABC7 in New York on “Countdown to the Starting Line,” a 30-minute special previewing the 2013 ING New York City Marathon. Karla appeared in a segment with Rob Powers highlighting the professional field of athletes. More than 300,000 people watched the special, twice the number of any other broadcast show in the same time slot. November 2, 2013 and published Karla’s story “The Man That Wasn’t,” a long-form narrative non-fiction piece about the life and death of her father. chose it as their top “Must Click” of the weekend. October 31, 2013



Cision named Karla one of the Top 10 Jogging and Running Bloggers on Twitter based on Cision’s “proprietary research” and ranked by Klout score. June 6, 2013

ABC7-Logo-ColorKarla made her network television debut as host of On The Run at the Brooklyn Half, a half-hour special that aired on ABC 7 in New York. The episode took viewers on a running tour of Brooklyn with Keith Williams, inside the life of competitive eater and runner Yasir Salem, and to the Coney Island shore where businesses like Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs are still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. More than 80,000 people watched the episode, which won its time slot in NYC. May 19, 2013
The Weekly Nabe writer Keith Williams blogged about the Brooklyn running tour he gave Karla as part of On The Run at the Brooklyn Half and what it’s like behind the scenes of the show. May 17, 2013

Karla filmed three episodes of On The Run at NYC Half with Olympians Carrie Tollefson, Todd Williams, and WABC-TV sports anchor Rob Powers, some of which aired on ABC in New York. Karla profiled local runners and anchored the race-day recap. March 2013

The Mickey Miles Podcast interviewed Karla about why she loves running Disney races, On The Run, and more in a special half-hour episode. April 4, 2013
runners-world-usa-january-2013Runner’s World picked up a story Karla wrote about the unofficial New York City Marathon in Central Park on November 4, 2012 featuring runner Seth Ross. Runner’s World contacted Karla about Seth and featured him in the January 2013 issue of the magazine in a section dedicated to the cancellation of the 2012 ING New York City Marathon. November 2012
Karla filmed three episodes of On The Run before the cancellation of the 2012 ING New York City Marathon, interviewing professional athletes like Meb Keflezighi, Edna Kiplagat, and Wilson Kipsang, celebrity runners like Joe Bastianich and Jared Fogle, and industry luminaries like Tom Grilk, Executive Director of the Boston Athletic Association. October 31-November 3, 2012.
Ottawa MarathonThe Pulse, the monthly newsletter of the Ottawa Marathon, featured “Run, Karla, Run!” as their “Recommended Read” for the month: “Karla Bruning may not be one of the fastest runners in the world, but she is definitely one of the most well-researched, intelligent and likable… Karla translates her passion for running into deep knowledge of the sport – from detailed race reports and training tips to reviews of the latest running gear. Which makes her blog an invaluable repository of running info for beginners and fellow running nerds alike.” November 2012
Karla was featured on Like a Runner blog. November 7, 2012


The Marathon Show logoThe Marathon Show on BlogTalkRadio and iTunes did an entire episode about On The Run with Karla as guest. October 25, 2012
RunBlogRun gave On The Run, hosted by Karla, a glowing review. October 3, 2012 featured Karla and New York Road Runner’s running lifestyle show On The Run. October 9, 2012


cr_logoCanadian Running quoted Karla in a feature about On The Run. September 29, 2012


runners-world-logoRunner’s World‘s Newswire featured Karla and New York Road Runners’ new show On The Run. September 26, 2012


nyrr_OTR_logo_bkhalf_rgbKarla hosts New York Road Runners’ new weekly running lifestyle show On The Run. Each webisode gives insider access to pro athletes and inspirational local heroes, as well as news about community running programs and the running industry. September 2012


Yonkers Marathon LogoKarla sang the national anthem at the 2012 Yonkers Marathon and Half Marathon, the second oldest marathon in the U.S. September 16, 2012


Canadian Running CoverKarla was interviewed and featured in the March/April issue of Canadian Running magazine after finishing her first triathlon in Peterborough, Ontario. March 2012

The Marathon Show on BlogTalkRadio and iTunes interviewed Karla at the 2012 Tinker Bell Half Marathon at Disneyland in California. February 1, 2012

Runner’s World‘s Training Daily blog chose to follow Karla on a Holiday Running Streak. RW followed up with her two weeks in. November 24, 2011 and December 7, 2011

Karla sang the national anthem at the inaugural Brooklyn Marathon, organized by NYCRUNS. November 20, 2011

RunningTrax chose Karla as editor and face of What is RunningTrax? August 2011

RW+logo-new[1]Runner’s World‘s RW Daily devoted a post to Karla’s article,  Ben & Jerry’s Schweddy Balls has runners giddy. September 13, 2011

RW_LOGORunner’s World‘s Racing News blog highlighted and quoted Karla’s article, Do women-only running races still matter? June 30, 2011

NYRR MiniNew York Road Runners asked Karla to sing the National Anthem at the 40th running of the NYRR New York Mini 10K, the world’s first women-only road race. June 11, 2011
JackRabbit NYC Running ShowKarla moderated a panel at the JackRabbit NYC Running show called NYC Running Scene. She lead a discussion with local running luminaries on how runners in NYC can expand their horizons. April 23, 2011

social-media-week-logo11Karla moderated a Social Media Week panel in NYC called The Social Runner featuring New York Road Runner’s Social Media Manager, Sean Haubert, NYCRUNS founder, Steve Lastoe, and running blogger Kai MacMahon, better known as IdiotRunner. February 10, 2011


NYMarthn11Logo 00-10-00The Marathon Show on BlogTalkRadio and iTunes named Karla one of The Most Interesting People of 2010. December 20, 2010

Karla sang “America the Beautiful” to start the professional women’s and wheelchair competitions at the 2010 ING New York City Marathon. November 7, 2010

baltimore-sunKarla appeared on The Marathon Show on BlogTalkRadio and iTunes to talk about the New York City Marathon and announce that New York Road Runners tapped her to sing at the start. October 19, 2010

The Baltimore Sun “Exercists” fitness blog wrote a post about Karla’s column, NYC marathon: When right goes wrong. October 30, 2010

nytLogoThe New York Times “On the Run” blog quoted Karla and linked to her column, New York City Marathon: The Agony and the Ecstasy. October 13, 2010

Runner’s World online published What if? What I learned from Bernard Lagat, Karla’s essay about running and regrets at the Continental Airlines Fifth Avenue Mile. October 1, 2010

nyrr_fifth ave mile_06New York Road Runner’s asked Karla to sing the national anthem at the Continental Airlines Fifth Avenue Mile. She sang at the event three years running: 2009, 2010, and 2011. September 26, 2010

The Marathon ShowKarla appeared as a guest on The Marathon Show on BlogTalkRadio and iTunes. During the hour-long interview, she talked about covering elite marathoners, how to be a successful running blogger, the 2010 Olympics and much more. July 27, 2010

at-nyrr-logoNew York Road Runners featured Karla’s band The FADES in their video for NYRR’s Annual Father’s Day Race Against Prostate Cancer Presented by ABC7. The Fades played the post-race festival in Central Park and were featured on “Running” on the YES Network. June 20, 2010

the fades_purple_tealNew York Road Runners featured Run, Karla, Run and Karla’s band The FADES on their website for the NYRR’s Annual Father’s Day Race Against Prostate Cancer Presented by ABC7 post-race festival. June 20, 2010

AmericaMorningNewsThroughout the first week of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Karla appeared on “America’s Morning News,” a nationally syndicated talk show on the Talk Radio Network with over 3 million listeners, as well as “Good Morning San Diego” on KSUI TV in San Diego as an Olympic correspondent. February 2010


The Washington Times logoThe Washington Times chose Karla as one of two reporters to send to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. She covered figure skating, speed skating, snowboarding, hockey, curling, skiing and opening and closing ceremonies via features, profiles, news reports, profiles and more. February 2010

Fox Sports LogoBrooks Running mentioned Karla’s list of The Best Runners of the Decade in The Brooks Blog. February 1, 2010

Fox Sports online highlighted Karla’s list of The Best Runners of the Decade on their The Decade in Review. December 2009

Columbia Journalism SchoolColumbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism announced the launch of “Run, Karla, Run!” on The Washington Times Communities. November 19, 2009 is born! October 2009

TWTC-logo“Run, Karla, Run!” at The Washington Times Communities makes its debut. October 2009

News21:PaleyKarla was a student speaker at Journalism in the Service of Democracy: A Summit of Deans, Faculty, Students and Journalists at The Paley Center for Media. She spoke about being a News21 Fellow. January 8-9, 2008

pbs-logoThe PBS blog Mediashift interviewed Karla about News21, and highlighted her multimedia story One in a Million: Hispanic Clergy in the Catholic Church as a “standout” of the News21 project. September 12, 2007

The Religion Newswriters Association named Karla one of 10 national finalists for the Chandler Award for Student Writer of the Year. September 2007

fulbright_logoThe Fulbright Commission awarded Karla with a Fulbright scholarship to the Berlin Capital Program for young American journalists. December 2006


Newsweek-logoKarla published her first professional clip in Newsweek’s International Edition. May 2006

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