Karen has worked at Global Edmonton since 2006, and is currently an online journalist on the web team. She got her start as a studio assistant running teleprompter, before becoming an ENG video editor.
Most recently Karen was part of the overnight crew, listening to police and fire scanners while writing for the Morning News.
Karen joined the online team in 2014.
She grew up on just outside Edmonton and graduated from NAIT’s Radio and Television Arts program in 2008.
Karen enjoys cooking, reading, travelling the world and taking in Edmonton’s numerous summer festivals. She is also trying to enjoy exercise.
Karen is a self-professed pop culture geek who indulges in a long list of TV shows and can frequently be found checking Facebook, Twitter and Reddit. She would also never say no to a good glass of wine.
A criminal charge has been laid against the parents of a two-year-old Morinville girl who drowned in a storm water pond in July 2015. Continue reading →
The long-delayed 102 Avenue Bridge will open a bit earlier than expected: early August instead of late September, the city said Thursday. Continue reading →
Photographer Christopher “C.J.” LaFrance faces two counts of sexual interference, two counts of sexual assault, making child pornography and possession of child pornography charges. Continue reading →
Edmonton police said incidents involving fake firearms like airsoft and pellet guns went up 38 per cent in just one year, and warn local teens that “if it looks like a gun, it’s treated like a gun by police.” Continue reading →
Hip hop singer Kanye West is coming to Edmonton in October, when he will perform at Rogers Place. Continue reading →
Hundreds of people gathered at the Alberta Legislature Sunday night for a candlelight vigil to honour those killed in the mass shooting at a Florida nightclub. Continue reading →
The first passengers to arrive at Fort McMurray International Airport in over a month were greeted Friday morning by airport staff handing out welcome home packages. Continue reading →
An Australian child psychiatrist accused of making child porn in Edmonton who returned to Perth is now in police custody and faces similar charges in his home country. Continue reading →
Airdrie RCMP are investigating the bizarre case of a stolen bumper that was returned a few days later, along with an apology note. Continue reading →
Const. Daniel Woodall’s sons looked on as a park named for their dad, who was killed in the line of duty, was dedicated on the one-year anniversary of his death. Continue reading →
The City of Edmonton has set up two solar-powered Soofa benches that can charge mobile devices via USB ports and have environmental monitoring equipment inside. Continue reading →
The ninth and final deployment of Edmonton Fire Rescue Services firefighters who were sent to help out in Fort McMurray returned home Monday night. Continue reading →
On Monday and Tuesday, RCMP west of Edmonton will scour a lake near the Parkland County home where a 36-year-old mother-of-two was found dead nearly five years ago. Continue reading →
A condo fire early Monday morning in the south Edmonton Summerside neighbourhood displaced 17 people, including several Fort McMurray wildfire evacuees. Continue reading →
Want a premium workout on a penny-pinching budget? Not everyone can afford a personal trainer, but one comes on Global News Morning each month to demonstrate exercises to help you reach your fitness goals. Continue reading →