Promo. to Wknd Anchor
Karen loves telling stories. It is as if Karen is a journalist because it is her calling. You can tell that for Karen being a reporter is not work, it's her passion. She takes each day seriously because as she says "you never know whom your story could touch." At WVEC her bosses count on her as an enterprise reporter - always with a refreshing story in her back pocket. In her own right she has also become an education expert in the field.
She started college at E.W. Scripps School of Journalism in Athens. Her summers were spent in one internship after another. In 2005 she did her first stint at WKRC in her hometown. In the spring of 2006 she did three months with the Universidad Pública de Navara. She got the first real taste of the biz from the ground up. The following summer she set her sights a little higher and got an internship with Geraldo at Fox News Channel. The following summer it was CNN in the DC Bureau. She also helped in the investigation of a Louisiana senator’s escort service scandal. I don’t think you can ask for a more diverse seasoning of this business.
After graduating summa cum laude, she got her first gig at KTAL-TV. As a reporter at NBC 6 news, she covered hurricanes, the film industry, Shreveport-General Motors, city scandals, drug busts and sting operations and the world of casinos and gambling. Since then she has been hired at WVEC-TV and has made her way to the eastern coast to continue to turn around the clock stories in addition to her new special education pieces.