As a three time Emmy award-winning national TV correspondent, anchor & host and the creator and host of the new TRAVEL THERAPY TV segments featured on top ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX and CW stations across America, and on WABC-TV in New York City, seen during Rachael Ray, Kelly & Michael and Good Morning America Weekends, Karen Schaler is a sought after lifestyle and travel expert, specializing in Satellite Media Tours ( SMT) and public speaking.
“Karen is a consummate professional who delivers for our viewers and listeners and the brands of our Fortune 500 clients. We’ve produced several very successful satellite media tours with this engaging and knowledgeable travel expert. Can wait to work on the next project with our favorite ‘Travel Therapist.’”
CEO A-1 Broadcast, Atlanta Broadcast Studio and Coffee with America (Syndicated TV Show)
“Karen Schaler was a great fit as the keynote speaker for our celebration of National Travel & Tourism Week luncheon. Her presentation was dynamic, energetic and enthusiastic and she really seemed to connect with the audience. You can tell by how she presents herself that she is passionate about what she does and is truly in the business of touching lives through travel. Our members found her engaging and were able connect with her “Travel Therapy” message on many levels.”
Megan Casey, Senior Event Planner, Visit Orlando®
Schaler’s empowering TRAVEL THERAPY TV segments, featuring top trips to take based on what you’re going through in life, are inspired by her groundbreaking travel books, TRAVEL THERAPY: Where Do You Need to Go?.
Schaler’s live television appearances include: NBC’s TODAY, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, Inside Edition, Fox News, BBC, MSNBC, CNN, ABC, ABC News Now and dozens of other top market network and cable affiliates across the country.
After hosting ABC’s national travel show from 2010-2012, in 2013, Schaler launched her own trademarked TRAVEL THERAPY TV segments featured on WPIX-TV, the CW Network flagship in New York City in WPIX-TV’s award-winning morning news and on the nationally syndicated lifestyle and wellness Dr. Steve Show. In 2014, Schaler’s TRAVEL THERAPY TV segments were promoted to primetime on WPIX-TV and picked up nationally on OK! TV, reaching all the top television markets across America (140+ TV stations).
Karen’s Travel Therapy TV segments can now also be seen on WABC-TV in New York City during top lifestyle shows Kelly & Michael, Rachael Ray and Good Morning America Weekends, as well as daily on ClearTV in airports across the country.
In addition to her TV segments Schaler’s TRAVEL THERAPY videos are also featured and globally syndicated by AOL and Huffington Post and featured on Amazon.
From being a TV correspondent embedded with ground troops in Bosnia and also embedded a combat Apache helicopter unit in Afghanistan, to hosting a national travel show , Karen lives by the question, “What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?” and in her public speaking shares secrets of what it takes to re-boot your life and achieve a successful “Career Makeover”. In 2014, Schaler, was featured in Marlo Thomas’s book IT AIN’T OVER featuring sixty women who have successfully reinvented their lives to follow their life’s passion.
Having traveled to more than 60 countries and as the author of the empowering book Travel Therapy: Where do you need to go?, Karen Schaler’s “Travel Therapy” speech is one of her most popular highlighting how to pick the best trips based on what you’re going through in life. Whether you’re stressed at work, going through a breakup or looking for romance, Karen shows how “Travel Therapy” can help you find your way and how you can score the best travel deals!
As a true multi-media award winning TV talent, some of Karen’s career highlights include working as a Host/Correspondent for an ABC national travel show, a Correspondent for CNN’s Lou Dobbs Tonight and an Anchor/Correspondent for NBC Boston, FOX Dallas, CBS & ABC Phoenix.
Karen’s publishing credits include: The New Yorker, Boston Globe, Travel+Leisure, Town & Country, Elite Traveler, US Airways, abcnews.com, nydailynews.com and Huffington Post. The creator and managing editor of www.traveltherapytrips.com, Karen is very social media savvy and actively involved in cross promoting any work she does on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, etc.
Karen was born in Washington State, attending high school and college in California. Currently based in New York City she says her “home” now is wherever she puts her suitcase.
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