Attention true crime fans! We have a celebrity in the house.
If you were glued to your TV during the Scott Peterson or Casey Anthony trials, you definitely know , the powerhouse CourtTV correspondent who kept audiences riveted to the legal proceedings of complex cases and explained complex criminal matters day in and day out for 19 years.
Beth is here with me to talk about the cost of staying relevant. She talks about her craziest cases, salary negotiation, getting by without a mentor and the one mistake you should NEVER make and the biggest obstacle to breaking through to the life you really want.
ABOUT BETH: For nearly two decades, Beth Karas has offered insight, analysis, and on-the-spot reporting on legal stories from courthouses across the country.
Beth learned how to navigate the courtroom during her eight years as an Assistant District Attorney in New York City under legendary District Attorney, Robert Morgenthau. In 1994, Beth joined Court TV as it was celebrating its third year on the air.
During her 19 years at Court TV (later renamed In Session on truTV) as a on-air correspondent, Beth has covered many of the highest profile cases including Jodi Arias, the Arizona woman convicted of first degree murder in the killing of her ex-boyfriend and awaiting a retrial in the death penalty phase, Casey Anthony, the Florida mother acquitted of murdering her toddler, Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky, convicted of molesting 11 boys over a 15-year period, and Illinois cop Drew Peterson, convicted of drowning his third wife.
She also has covered the trials of Conrad Murray, the doctor convicted of manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson, Dharun Ravi, the former Rutgers University student convicted of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy when he set up a webcam to watch his roommate’s sexual encounter with another man, O.J. Simpson, convicted of robbery in Nevada after he stole his own memorabilia from two men in a Las Vegas hotel, and Kobe Bryant, accused of rape in a Colorado hotel.
Beth has has appeared as a legal expert on virtually every cable and network news programs, including Nightline, Dateline, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, CNN’s AC360, HLN’s Nancy Grace and Jane Velez-Mitchell, and Inside Edition.
Beth has provided legal analysis and reporting to radio stations across the country, written articles published on CNN.com, and offered reports for other online media outlets. From 1998 through 2011, Beth was a weekly contributor and legal commentator for BBC's Radio Five Live show "Up All Night" where she discussed legal issues and trials televised on Court TV/In Session and occurring elsewhere in the United States.
In addition to her work as a broadcast journalist and legal analyst, Beth is a sought after speaker and panelist on high-profile crime and punishment. As a lawyer and a journalist, Beth provides legal analysis along with on-the-scene insight and commentary to legal groups as well as the broader public.
Her website KarasOnCrime.com provides coverage and legal analysis of high-profile trials. Tweet at her @bethkaras.