Karen joined Knight Foundation in 2015.
A journalist, Karen spent the first part of her career working as a television news producer in Miami (WPLG-TV), Atlanta (WAGA-TV) and New York (WNBC-TV). During those years, she produced long-form programs and live newscasts, covering events such as 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina.
In South Florida, she launched the Miami Herald's first video studio and led initiatives to make video integral to MiamiHerald.com’s audience experience. She later spent almost four years as a contributing reporter to various public radio newsrooms, including WLRN/Miami Herald News and American Public Media’s “Marketplace.”
A native of Jamaica, Karen was raised in Miami. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University and was a Maynard Media Academy Fellow. Karen has served on the board of Miami’s Lyric Theater.