Kara hailed from Alberta, Canada and moved to UK in 1999, worked in media until 2009 and then moved to California. She is also an expert on Muay Thai and done training while she was in Canada. Being a Muay Thai expert she was then the presenter for the Five martial arts show “Now is the Time: Night of Combat”.
Kara had really done lots of television exposure like the first televised backgammon series with John Clark and Paul Magriel produced from the 2005 World Backgammon Championships for the Game TV in Canada and Pokerzone in the UK. She also hosted the first series of WSB in 2006 which was then aired across Europe on Eurosports, Poker Channel Europe and Game TV in Canada.
Aside from these Scott was also one of the main hosts of the award winning show “Poker Night Live”. She quickly immersed herself in the poker media and previously wrote a regular column in industry magazine “Flush”, “Poker Player Magazine”, “CardPlayer Magazine”, “Gambling Online Magazine” and “UK PokerNews.” She is al one half of the duo behind UK poker podcast “On The Rail”.
Kara is really well known as one of the faces of Sky Poker on Sky Television channel 865 a poker dedicated channel which was launched in Feb 2007, as well as being the TV Host for the 2007/2008 season of the European Poker Tour. In August 2008, following her success at the World Series of Poker, she announced her departure from Sky Poker, with the intention of becoming a professional poker player.
Scott is also involved in the film world and was one of the stars (and the line producer) for martial arts film “Sucker Punch” starring Danny John-Jules. In 2007, Scott lost a proposition bet to Chris Tessaro, host of The Hardcore Poker Radio Show, resulting in her having to do her commentary from the EPT San Remo while dressed in a bunny suit.
In February 2010, she joined Gabe Kaplan as co-host of GSN’s High Stakes Poker for its sixth season, following the departure of previous host A. J. Benza. Scott’s role is conducting direct interviews with the players as the game progresses.
Kara joined ESPN’s coverage of the World Series of Poker 2011 Main Event as a “sideline” reporter. Scott has been based in California since 2009 and now lives in Santa Barbara.
She has played in various television poker tournaments broadcast on Challenge and Five, primarily in celebrity heats. She won the celebrity heat of the PartyPoker.net World Woman’s Open which aired on Five in late 2007, before going on to win the first main heat and placing 6th in the final. In 2008, she won the PartyPoker Sports Star Challenge. Scott finished second at the Irish Open in 2009, winning €312,600. As of 2010, her total live poker tournament winnings exceed $550,000.
At the 2008 World Series of Poker (WSOP) $10,000 buy-in Main Event, Scott finished in 104th place out of a field of 6,844 players, earning $41,816. Scott is the only woman who cashed in both the 2008 and 2009 WSOP Main Event, the second woman ever to have cashed in back-to-back Main Events, after finishing 238th out of a field of 6,494 players in 2009.
“I know a lot of people don’t think I can play and there are always going to be people who say I can’t. But I have made the final of a female championship, I won a Sports Star Challenge, I went deep in the World Series of Poker Main Event and now I’ve come second in the Irish Open.”
On the 14th January 2009 PartyPoker announced that Kara Scott would join Team Party alongside poker pros such as Mike Sexton and Felipe Ramos, which means she will appear playing more often with the PartyPoker branding and yet still continue with her Poker TV presenting career.