Beth Karas

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Beth Karas
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Beth Karas 2015
Born Elizabeth Jane Karas
Alma mater Mount Holyoke College
Occupation Attorney, TV Commentator, Legal Analyst
Years active 1987-present
Known for TV Legal Analyst

Beth Karas (born Elizabeth Jane 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, Scott Peterson, and Jodi Arias. Her website provides coverage and legal analysis of high-profile trials.


Karas earned her B.A. in political science and Spanish from Mount Holyoke College in 1979. She is also a graduate of Fordham Law School. She was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1987.[1]


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. She also provided live legal commentary to BBC Radio in London from 1998 to 2011. CourtTV was subsequently renamed TruTV and eventually merged with its sister channel, HLN. Karas was let go by HLN on June 5, 2013, following the Jodi Arias trial.[citation needed] She is currently an independent legal consultant.


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