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Karla Walsh

location-pin Des Moines, Iowa

School: Iowa State University

Expertise: Karla specializes in writing about nutrition, food, exercise, and mental health.

Karla Walsh

  • Karla has worked in health and wellness media for more than 13 years.
  • She was the runner-up for best consumer/health story in the 2021 Eddie Awards for her feature for The Healthy, "I'm Almost Positive I Had Coronavirus, But Don't Know for Sure—Here's Why That's a Problem.”
  • Karla received merit recognition in the Digital Health Awards for two additional features published on EatingWell.com (2022) and DailyOm.com (2023).


Karla is an award-winning writer who has covered health, food, fitness, psychology, and beauty for more than 13 years. She began her career at Fitness magazine and went on to work as a digital food editor at Better Homes & Gardens. Her work has appeared in over three dozen publications, including The Healthy, Reader’s Digest, TIME, Allrecipes, Runner’s World, Shape, and Prevention. In 2020, one of Karla’s features for The Healthy received an honorable mention in the Consumer, Health/Fitness category of the Eddie Awards, and she earned recognition for two other features in 2022 and 2023. Karla is also a level-one sommelier and certified personal trainer.


Iowa State University, BA, Journalism, BS, Kinesiology, 2010