Emmy award-winning screenwriter, producer, author and creator and host of Travel Therapy TV
Karen Schaler is a three-time Emmy award-winning screenwriter, TV producer, author and national TV host. One of Karen's original screenplays, A Christmas Prince, is a holiday romantic comedy, 2017 Netflix Original.
On the film side, one of Karen's novels, represented by CAA, was optioned by Storyline Entertainment's Neil Meron and Craig Zadan where Karen worked with the development team as the sole screenwriter adapting her novel into a screenplay for a feature film.
Karen credits her passionate and prolific writing style to her award-winning background as a television broadcast journalist where she was the first TV journalist ever embedded with troops in Bosnia and wrote, executive produced and hosted an Emmy award-winning half-hour TV documentary that aired on NBC.
Karen was also the first journalist ever embedded with a combat Apache helicopter unit in Afghanistan where she wrote, executive produced and hosted an Emmy award-winning one-hour TV documentary that aired on ABC.
After her time in Afghanistan Karen re-launched her career to focus more on her screenwriting for both TV & Film. Karen wrote, produced and hosted ABC's weekly half-hour national travel show, Travel Now, and went on to create her own trademarked Travel Therapy TV series inspired by book, Travel Therapy: Where Do You Need to go?, airing on national and international TV, and running daily in airports across the country.
In addition to her television work Karen's publishing credits include The New Yorker, Boston Globe, AOL, New York Daily News, abcnews.com, Travel + Leisure and Town & Country.