Kara Sundlun Profile
Kara Sundlun is an American 2-time Emmy Award-winning News Anchor/Reporter working for WFSB-TV (CBS Affiliate) in Hartford, Connecticut. She joined the station in the year 2000.
Kara Sundlun Career
Sundlun serves at WFSB as an Evening New Anchor of the Eyewitness News at Noon. She also serves as a co-host of Great Day Connecticut alongside Scot Haney, from Monday to Friday at 3 PM. She brings viewers information that inspires, entertains, and informs them to make life better, every afternoon on Better CT. Over the years with WFSB, she has reported numerous major stories such as terror attacks on 9-11 and the Iraq war, from Ground Zero and the nation’s capital respectively. Sundlun has also traveled to Bosnia to report on local troops fighting the war on terror.
She has also been responsible for delivering the 1st live coverage of the dreadful school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. One thing Sundlun loves about her job is that she got to help people make their lives better by providing the information they need. Sundlum also serves as a contributor for the Huffington Post.
Sundlun holds an Emmy Award which she earned in the year 2005 for outstanding achievement in reporting. Also, she holds another Emmy Award for a story that gave an in-depth look at sharks swimming in the waters of New England. The story was entitled “Swimming with Sharks.” Hartford Magazine has named her “Best Local TV News Reporter.” Additionally, she was included in the Top 40 Under 40 of Hartford Business Journal, in the year 2006.
Sundlun began her TV career at WPRI-TV in Providence, Rhode Island where she worked as a youth reporter. She has also worked at a station in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and worked as an intern at CNN and the White House’s Washington Bureau.
When it comes to her education, Sundlun is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan. She attended the university in 1993 and graduated in the year 1997. She has studied in Spain and is fluent in Spanish. During her free time, she enjoys volunteering at charity events where she helps raise money for local causes.
Quick Facts About Kara Sundlun
|Full Name||Kara (Hewes) Sundlun|
|Age||46 years old as of 2022|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
Kara Sundlun Age
Sundlun is 46 years old as of 2022. She was born on July 15, 1976, in suburban Detroit, Michigan, United States. She celebrates her birthday on the 15th of July every year.
Kara Sundlun Height
Sundlun stands at a height of approximately 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m).
Kara Sundlun Family
Sundlun was born to her loving parents, whose names are unknown. She was however adopted and raised with her caring stepparents, Judith Vargo (stepmother) and Bruce George Sundlun (stepfather). Her stepparents however divorced and Bruce married another wife. Sundlun has 3 stepbrothers from her father’s ex-wife, Madeleine Schiffer Gimbel.
Kara Sundlun Father
Sundlun’s dad Bruce Sundlun was an American politician, businessman, and member of the Democratic Party. He was the 71st governor of Rhode Island from 1991 to 1995. He was born on January 19, 1920, and passed away on July 21, 2011, at 91 years of age. Before and at his burial on July 24, 2011, at Temple Beth El Cemetery in Providence, Rhode Island, he was accorded full state and military honors.
Bruce was married 5 times and had 4 children. From his 1st marriage with Madeleine Schiffer Gimbel, he had 3 sons, Peter Bruce Sundlun, Stuart Arthur Sundlun, and Tracy Walter Sundlun. From the year 2004 until Bruce’s death in the year 2011, he was married to his 5th wife, Susan, and they resided in Jamestown, Rhode Island. Susan is a professional photographer who owns East Greenwich Photo.
Kara Sundlun Husband
Sundlun is married to her lovely spouse, Dennis House, an Emmy Award-winning News Reporter/Anchor and Moderator. Dennis departed from WFSB in September 2020 after working 28 years of experience with the station. They tied the knot on August 1, 2003, at a wedding ceremony held at St. Augustin Church in Newport, Rhode Island. Sundlun posted a picture of their wedding on her Facebook page on August 1, 2019, celebrating their 16th marriage anniversary. The couple takes great pride in being dad and mom to their 2 children, Julian and Helena.
Kara Sundlun Salary
Being one of the top journalists for WFSB, she earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Kara Sundlun Net Worth
Sundlun has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a News Anchor/Reporter.
Kara Sundlun Book
Other than being a journalist, Sundlun is also an author. She has authored the book, “Finding Dad: From Love Child to Daughter.” The book is all about her story of meeting her biological father when she was a teen, while his dad was the Governor of Rhode Island. Sundlun uses her story to talk about the transformational effect of a dad and the power of forgiveness at a time when Fatherlessness has become an American epidemic.
Kara Sundlun COVID-19 / Sickness
In December 2020, Sundlun had flu-like symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. Her husband and kids went for the test twice. They tested negative the first time but the second time, her husband tested positive. Sundlun and her husband went into isolation in their house and were far from their kids to prevent the spread. However, Sundlun and her husband recovered and they are now healthy.
Kara Sundlun Weight Loss
There is no information regarding Sundlun losing any weight. However, there will be an update as soon as the information is available in the limelight.
Kara Sundlun Lawsuit
In the year 1993, Sundlun filed a suit that alleged that her dad (Bruce) bred her into a relationship with her mom (Judith). In the initial stages of the suit, her dad stated that payment to his wife of $35,000 in the year 1976 and Sundlun’s adoption by Robert Hewes in the late ’70s had fully absolved him of financial responsibility in the matter. Bruce and Judith however accepted Sundlun fully as their daughter and assured that Sundlun’s college education was fully financed.
At WFSB Sundlun works alongside;
- Mark Zinni
- Erin Connolly
- Wendell Edwards
- Nicole Nalepa
- Caitlin Francis
- Irene O’Connor
- Caitlin Nuclo
- Stephanie Simoni
- Melissa Cole
- Mark Dixon
- Scot Haney
- Connor Lewis
- Lorin Richardson
- Joe Zone