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Talking w/ author and TV news vet Karna Bodman

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Today we are joined by Karna Bodman. She began her career in San Francisco as a TV news reporter  and anchor first for KRON-TV and then KGO-TV. She later moved to Washington, DC to anchor the Ten O’clock news on Channel 5, host a nationally syndicated program on business and economic issues as well as a three-hour news/talk radio show.

She was Jim Brady's Press Secretary in the Reagan Administration. Karna as Jim’s Deputy.   Karna had almost daily meetings with the President Reagan and traveled on Air Force One.

Next, she was named Senior Director andspokeperson for the National Security Council. She attended arms control talks with the Soviets and traveled with the team that briefed the leaders of Great Britain, France and Italy as well as Pope John Paul II.

When Karna left The White House to become Senior Vice President of a Public Affairs firm, she was the highest ranking woman on The White House staff.

By now, she had written TV news scripts, briefing papers for the President, newspaper columns and magazine articles, but she had always wanted to write novels. She's written a thriller, CASTLE BRAVO as well as CHECKMATE, GAMBIT, FINAL FINESSE,and her short story, THE AGENT.  She is currently working on #5, TRUST BUT VERIFY. Her books have hit "#1 in Thrillers" on Amazon.

On a personal note, she is married to Dick Bodman -- they maintain homes in Naples, Florida, Washington, DC and Rancho Santa Fe, CA.