Karla Ray anchors Eyewitness News This Morning on Saturday and Sundays, and is an investigative reporter for the 9 Investigates unit.
Karla joined the Eyewitness News team in October 2012 and loves calling Central Florida home.
Karla broke major updates about the Pulse shooter in the hours and days following the deadly attack in our backyard, and was first to report that investigators were looking into the shooter’s wife. As part of 9 Investigates, Karla uncovered a baby broker business inside a local prison, and exposed the actions of a local judge who sent a domestic violence victim to jail after the young woman skipped out on her abuser’s trial. Reporting on that case led to the judge in question being sanctioned by the Florida Supreme Court. Her questions have forced a police chief out of office, and a year-long investigation prompted a local school with deplorable conditions to be torn down and rebuilt.
Prior to joining WFTV, Karla spent two and half years covering the Southwest Florida coast. During her time at WBBH, her coverage of a young man's fight against a public hospital for injuries he suffered at birth resulted in one of the largest claims bills to be passed in Florida's legislative history. She also exposed corruption that led to the grounding of a medical helicopter and resignation of the top three people responsible for running its program.
Karla has earned 9 Emmy nominations as well as an Edward R. Murrow and an Associated Press Award.
Karla is active on social media and features adoptable dogs on her Instagram page every Furever Friday.
Karla and her husband enjoy making improvements to their home, exploring new restaurants in the Mills 50 and Ivanhoe neighborhoods, and spending time with their dogs; a Pekingese named Murrow and a Shih Tzu named Emmy.
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