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Kari Travis is the Assistant Managing Editor at Carolina Journal.

Prior to joining CJ, Kari worked for The Institute on Political Journalism in Washington, D.C., and for Sells Group, a digital marketing firm based in Indianapolis.

While earning a bachelor’s of science in writing and political science from Taylor University in Indiana, Kari also served as editor-in-chief of the college’s online and print news outlets. In that role, she reported a series of investigative stories that shed light on campus topics including sexual assault. Kari’s other undergraduate work included internships with Transport Topics News in Washington, D.C., and Fox 29 News in Philadelphia.

Kari has completed studies in journalism, economics, and Western political philosophy at Georgetown University and George Mason University, and is the recipient of several print and digital media awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, including two national Mark of Excellence Awards.

Kari lives in Raleigh.