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Bio (click to expand) As a staff reporter-turned-freelance journalist, Anna Pratt, who lives in Minneapolis, Minn., has ventured into garbage houses, spent the night in a homeless shelter and witnessed a fistfight in a church basement, all for various stories. Her byline has appeared in the Star Tribune, The Line, the Southwest Journal, the Minnesota Independent and several suburban and community papers, web publications and broadcast media in the Twin Cities. Pratt is active with the Society of Professional Journalists' freelance community and she serves as the treasurer for the award-winning Minnesota Pro Chapter of SPJ.

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Karen Schaler

Specializes in: Profiles, Business, Government, Southern Border News, Entertainment, Health/Wellness, Luxury Lifestyle, Travel, Outdoor, Golf, Spa, Food

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Work has previously appeared: National Daily Newspaper, Daily Newspaper, National Magazine, Local/Regional Magazine, National Television, Local Television, National Radio, Local Radio, Online Newsmagazine, Newsletter, Web Log

Karen Schaler is a three-time Emmy award winning multi-media journalist, author and blogger, with more than a decade of major market experience working as a television reporter, anchor, host and national magazine and newspaper freelance writer. Schaler is the founder and publisher of a groundbreaking travel website and daily blog ( and is currently writing her first book, TRAVEL THERAPY, featuring vacation and destination options based on what you're going through in life. The book comes in out in 2009 and also in the works...the TRAVEL THERAPY T.V. series. Schaler is also an accomplished print writer and is published in The New Yorker, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, ABCNEWS.COM, Town & Country TRAVELER, Islands Magazine, US Airways, Hemispheres, Desert Living etc. In February and March of 2007, Schaler reported from Afghanistan where she set up to be the first journalist in the world ever embedded with a combat Apache Unit. In 1995, Schaler also was the first journalist ever embedded with troops in Bosnia. She spent close to a month in Bosnia, embedded with an Army Reserve Unit, living in tents and eating MRE’s while traveling around that country. Schaler has worked at NBC in Boson, FOX in Dallas, and CBS & ABC in Phoenix. She has also worked as a national television correspondent for CNN's Lou Dobb's Tonight in Washington D.C. Growing up outside of Seattle, Washington, Schaler has lived and worked in 14 different states and has traveled to more than 24 countries. For more about Karen Schaler go to and

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