Kara Vallow is an American television animation producer best known for her work on the popular series Family Guy, American Dad, and The Cleveland Show. She is most often recognized as Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane's long time producing partner. Currently, Vallow is producing the animation for the upcoming series, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey for which she also developed the animation style.
Vallow grew up in Philadelphia, before moving to New York to attend the School of Visual Arts where she studied fine arts and animation. Following graduation, Vallow worked at the NYC-based studio Broadcast Arts, best known for set design for Pee-wee's Playhouse. She eventually moved to Los Angeles to work at Hyperion Pictures as the supervisor of the production layout department on the feature Bébé's Kids, a multi-cultural animated feature film.
Over the next few years, Vallow found herself at Murakami-Wolf as producer of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV series during its waning years. She later landed at Hanna-Barbera where she produced the series Johnny Bravo, and where she met Seth MacFarlane.