Karina brings 8 years of national broadcast experience as an entertainment, lifestyle and feature contributor to CBS News in New York, as well as a fill-in headline news anchor for CBS Mobile News and reporter for CBS News.com. She has covered a variety of news making events, including the stock market crash in 2008 and the 2008 presidential race.
More recently, she hosted "Showbuzz" a weekly movie review show and blog. Karina has interviewed some of the biggest names in entertainment, music and fashion - Sir Anthony Hopkins, Madonna, Vera Wang, Angelina Jolie, Justin Timberlake, Tom Cruise and Phil Collins to name a few.
Prior to that position, she was a General Assignment Reporter for News 12 in New York, shooting, editing and reporting her own pieces. She was also the co-anchor for "The Best Half," a morning talk and feature show on cable, and has reported stories for LI News Tonight.
She began her U.S. broadcast career as an intern on the highly acclaimed CBS "Sunday Morning" show and considers host Charles Osgood a friend and a mentor. Born in Hong Kong, Karina relishes her Indian roots and attended British schools before finishing her degree in New York. She graduated summa cum laude with degrees in International Studies, Economics and French.
While new to Cleveland, Karina loves the passion she sees in people here and enjoys exploring all the rich history, restaurants, arts and culture the city has to offer. When not working, Karina indulges her love of traveling, cooking international cuisine and keeping in touch with her friends. She also says her real job is being a mom to three amazing children - Nikhil, Sherina & Anjali. Her late husband was Sunil Mahtani.
Karina is married to Russ Mitchell, Anchor and Managing Editor of Channel 3's 6 & 11pm newscasts.