About Us

Capital Roundup is an extension of the interviews, debates, analysis and commentary seen on our nightly political show, Capital Tonight. We invite you to join the discussion. Capital Tonight airs live every night at 7 p.m. with a replay at 11 p.m.

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Contact us at: TXCapitalTonight@charter.com

Meet the Capital Tonight Staff

Karina Kling, Capital Tonight Anchor

Email: karina.kling@charter.com 
Twitter: @KarinaKling 

Karina Kling is SpectrumNews’ Capital Tonight Anchor. She joined Spectrum News in September 2008 as the Williamson County bureau chief, where she worked for a year before moving into the Austin newsroom to take on Texas politics as a senior political reporter from 2009 to 2015.

Karina earned her master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School.

She spent her last semester in school interning in Washington, D.C., as the D.C. correspondent for KMID-TV in Midland, Texas.

A Midwest native, Karina grew up in Sterling, Kansas and graduated with honors from Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska.

She earned a double major in media production and vocal music performance.Karina Kling

Before heading south to enjoy warmer weather, Karina was a reporter/anchor at KOLN/KGIN in Lincoln, Nebraska.

While in Austin, she’s covered three legislative sessions and numerous campaigns. Karina also helped launch “Capital Tonight,” a live, daily political show on TWC News. She received the 2012 Texas AP Broadcast award for Best Spot News Story.

In her spare time, you can find Karina playing piano and singing, running and most of all—trying to keep up with her beloved family and friends.

Karina’s happy to be in the Live Music Capital of the World and has enjoyed getting to cover the SXSW and ACL festivals, interviewing bands and getting a look at the behind-the-scenes work that goes into putting on such events.









Max Gorden, Reporter

Email: Max.Gorden@charter.com
Twitter: @Max_Gorden

Max Gorden is a political reporter and fill-in anchor for Capital Tonight. Max’s mission is to break down the political debate and explain the personal impact of decisions made at the Texas Capitol.

A passionate storyteller, Max spent time as the Spectrum News Hays County Bureau Chief before taking on the political beat. At the bureau, Max covered ongoing local issues like the Onion Creek wastewater controversy and the grassroots effort to stop the removal of Capes Dam.

Max has also reported on large national stories. He led Spectrum News’ network coverage of Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub massacre and reported from Dallas after a sniper killed five law enforcement officers.

Originally from Northern California, Max attended New York University, double-majoring in English and broadcast journalism. In New York, Max had the opportunity to intern on the CNBC assignment desk and with the NBC New York Investigative Team. Since graduating from NYU, Max worked as a multimedia journalist and anchor at WAOW, an ABC affiliate in Wausau, Wisconsin.

When Max isn’t reporting, he enjoys getting outside, listening to live music, and eating all the delicious food Texas has to offer.

Max enjoys hearing from his viewers and would like any news tips you have to offer.