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 pancake breakfast fundraiser for Fort McMurray evacuees was held in downtown Edmonton early Friday morning. Continue reading →
The Government of Alberta has approved $100 million in emergency funds for the approximately 80,000 people evacuated from Fort McMurray this week. Each adult will receive $1,250 and each dependent will get $500. Continue reading →
Edmonton Homicide detectives are investigating the suspicious death of a man who was found bleeding on a street in the McCauley neighbourhood. Continue reading →
The Fort McMurray wildfire has grown to 85,000 hectares and officials say there is still no specific timelines on when people will be able to return home. Continue reading →
Premier Rachel Notley said 1,600 structures in Fort McMurray have been destroyed or damaged by a wildfire that forced an evacuation of the entire city Tuesday. Continue reading →
New numbers from an exclusive poll conducted for Global News suggest Albertans are concerned with the Notley government’s fiscal plan. Continue reading →
Edmonton will experience 20°C temperatures all week, and could even see heat records broken in the next few days. Continue reading →
Alcohol is suspected in three early morning collisions, including two in Bonnie Doon where a car and an SUV crashed into area homes. Continue reading →
Commuters in southwest Edmonton might want to start re-thinking their route to work, as a main road in the area will be shut down for construction this week. Continue reading →
A fire at a downtown shelter has left Edmonton with 66 fewer beds for vulnerable women looking to get off city streets. Continue reading →
A woman wanted for armed robbery was arrested one week after allegedly taking part in a carjacking in Sherwood Park. Continue reading →
Want to keep up with the construction happening in your neighbourhood this summer? There’s a map for that. Continue reading →
Police are investigating after a man on a motorcycle suffered serious injuries after colliding with an SUV in north Edmonton late Thursday night. Continue reading →
A nine-year-old from a community northwest of Edmonton went missing Wednesday night, only to reappear 13 hours later — with her three trusty dogs by her side. Continue reading →
The first concert announcement for Edmonton’s new downtown arena revealed that country music superstar Keith Urban will perform on Friday, Sept. 16. Continue reading →