Beth Karas

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Beth Karas is an attorney and TV commentator who worked as a Senior Reporter with truTV, providing commentary on a number of high-profile cases, including the rape trial of Kobe Bryant, the Martha Stewart trial, and the murder trials of Robert Blake and Scott Peterson. Her new website: is her latest endeavor and through which she provides coverage and legal analysis of high profile trials. Currently she is in Arizona covering the Jodi Arias Sentencing Retrial. offers gavel-to-gavel coverage and a daily video blog for members.


Karas earned her B.A. in political science and Spanish from Mount Holyoke College in 1979. She is also a graduate of the Fordham Law School.


Karas was an assistant district attorney in New York City for eight years. She joined Court TV as a commentator in 1994, having filled in as an anchor on multiple occasions. Karas has drawn upon her experiences as an attorney when evaluating and providing commentary on numerous cases. She gives live legal commentary to BBC Radio in London. CourtTV was subsequently renamed to TruTV and eventually merged with their sister channel, HLN (TV channel). Karas was let go by HLN (TV channel) on June 5th, 2013, following the Jodi Arias trial involving the Murder of Travis Alexander. Karas is currently not reporting for any media outlet.


According to her official biography for Court TV, Karas is "[I]nvolved in several non-profit groups, including the National MPS Society, which supports individuals and families affected by the rare and often fatal disease, and she serves on the board of Global Village Foundation, whose mission is cultural preservation and rural development in Vietnam. She is also a member of The Inner Circle of City Hall Journalists, an organization of New York City journalists who sponsor an annual charitable event, satirizing local and federal politics."

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