Kara Sundlun is an award-winning American journalist who is famous as the anchor of the Channel 3 news network. Well, she is a two times Emmy Awards holder who received her first Emmy Award for outstanding achievement in reporting.
Sundlun also garnered fame after covering the story, Swimming with Sharks, for which she won her second Emmy Award. Want to know what more she achieved through her professional career? If yes, then read the full article!!!
Kara’s Tribute to Her Friend Denise D’Ascenzo
Kara recently lost her co-worker and also a good friend Denise D’Ascenzo. Denise used work as a news anchor at Channel 3 NewsNetwork along with Kara. After the unfortunate death of Denise on 8 December of 2019, Kara gave a tribute to her former friend with am Instagram and Twitter post.
First, Kara shared a picture of Denise on her Instagram account and then on the Twitter account. Later, she also shared a post explaining the favorite color of Denise, which was coral. Further, she also shared that the whole team of the WFSB channel will wear coral lapel pins in the memory of Denise. Just like Kara, Shawnte Passmore also posted a tribute post for Denise on her Twitter account.
Denise was a record holder American television news anchor who won 11 Emmy Awards during her career. Moreover, she became the longest-serving news anchor at any Connecticut television station, after working in the WFSB-TV network for 33 years.
Kara Sundlun’s Married Life
Kara Sundlun is a married woman. She walked down the aisle with the love of her life, Dennis House, at the St. Augustin Church in Newport, R.I., on 1st August of 2001. The wedding wa held in a private ceremony where only the close friends and family of the bride and groom were invited.
Kara was wearing a white silk gown at the wedding ceremony, whereas the groom was wearing a black tuxedo with a white shirt and white bow-tie. Further, Kara’s father walked the beautiful bride down the aisle while also wearing a black tuxedo.
As for the reception, the couple chose the Rosecliff mansion for their guests who dined under a massive crystal chandelier. Further, the tables were decorated with bunches of blue hydrangeas and pink roses.
Met First Time While Working
Kara found the love of her life while pursuing her professional career. Yes, she met Dennis just after joining with the post of a reporter at WFSB-TV network in 2000. Both started to work together at the network, and eventually, they became friends. After which they began to go to the gym and ran errands.
Sundlun, however, at that time, was dating another man. Although they used to hang out together, Kara was unsure about Dennis at that time. But one day, Dennis went to Kara’s house and met her mother and talked with her. On that day, Kara and Dennis kissed for the first time and started dating secretly.
In July 2001, they opened officially as a couple after the rumors of their relationship speculated at their office. Later on June 1st of 2002, Dennis proposed Kara after giving her a scrapbook of mementos of their times together. And One year later, they shared the wedding vows.
Mother Of Two Beautiful Children
Kara Sundlun is a proud mother of her two children. Kara first welcomed a daughter Helena Home on 18 February 2007. She frequently shares pictures of her children on her social media sites.
Later, the journalist added a son in the family on 2nd September 2009. The family of four loves to spend time together, and always goes for vacation whenever it is possible.
Kara Sundlun’s Net Worth
Kara Sundlun holds a net worth of $100,000 as of 2019. She garnered that fortune from her career as a journalist.
Kara joined the Channel 3 news network in 2000. Since then, she has done some of the remarkable news covers for the channel. For instance, she covered the war in Iraq from the nation’s capital and reported live from Ground Zero terror attacks. Further, she also covered the first live reports of the horrific school at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.
The journalist, as of now, works as the co-host of weekend live news on Channel 3. Further, she also works as an anchor in the afternoon news show, Eyewitness News. Besides, she started her career as a young reporter at the WPRI-TV network in Providence, R.I. Moreover, the young journalist has also contributed to the Huffington Post. Additionally, Shawnte Passmore, Marci Gonzalez, and Christie Ileto are also famous American journalists working in different networks.
Kara is also an author who wrote the book Finding Dad: From Love Child to Daughter. She describes the story of meeting her biological father when she was a teenager in the book. Further, the book is available in two prices $8.69 for Kindle and $14.94 for Paperback.
The award-winning journalist has poured all of her feelings into the book. And, she also mentioned forgiveness as the main theme throughout the book.
In 1993, Kara was running through her teenage at her high school. In the same year, she filed a paternity suit against her father, Bruce Sundlun, and the governor of Rhode Island. She had never met her father before and believed that her father left her and her mother. Although her mother insisted by saying it was her decision to live alone, Kara thought that it was an obligation to pay her college tuition.
Later, Kara won the case, and the governer/her father paid her. Then in the following years, Kara took the name of her father after reuniting with him. In an interview, she shared,
Since no one knew about me, our very public union was covered on evening news, in the New York Times, People Magazine.
She added saying,
Back then, we decided to step away from the spotlight to build a real father-daughter relationship. And I learned forgiveness is the magic that allows us to transform our lives, no matter where we come from.
Kara also explained that her father was coming from fear, whereas she was coming from love. It’s the love between them, which helped in their reunion.
Quick Facts of Kara Sundlun
Kara Sundlun graduated with a dual degree in political science and communications from the University of Michigan.
Hartford Magazine named her as Best Local TV News Reporter in the mid-2000s.
In 2006, she was included in the Hartford Business Journal‘s Top 40 Under 40.
During her career, she worked in places like Grand Rapids, Michigan, and at the White House.
She is fluent in Spanish.
She was 17 years old when she filed a lawsuit against her father.
For more celebrity news and updates, visit TheCelebsCloset!!!