Karl Brauer

I am the Executive Publisher at Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book

As a lifelong car enthusiast I’ve strived to combine my passion for personal transportation with my writing skills and business acumen. This desire has resulted in a rewarding career as an automotive journalist and analyst. After 20 years in this industry, with roles ranging from editorial assistant at Hot Rod magazine to feature editor at Super Street magazine to editor in chief at Edmunds.com, I’ve experienced the automotive world from multiple perspectives. In June 2013 I joined Kelley Blue Book as their Senior Director of Industry Insights. In September of 2015 I accepted the role of Executive Publisher of Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book. The automotive marketplace has never been more competitive, with rapidly evolving technology driving advances in the areas of passenger safety, fuel efficiency and in-car connectivity. Automakers are under pressure to keep pace, which means car shoppers now have access to the most advanced and capable vehicles ever produced.