Karen has worked at Global Edmonton since 2006, and is currently an online journalist with 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, EMS and fire scanners while writing for the Morning News.
Karen joined the online team in 2014.
She grew up just outside Edmonton in Parkland County 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.
Karen is a pop culture geek who indulges in a long list of TV shows and can frequently be found checking Facebook, Instagram and Reddit. She would also never say no to a good glass of wine.
Flags from Canada’s centennial celebrations, a $1 bill and silver dollar, and a copy of the Edmonton Journal newspaper from July 1967 were among the artifacts at Fort Edmonton Park. Continue reading →
A man was taken to hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a car while crossing 51 Avenue in south Edmonton Wednesday morning. Continue reading →
Fire broke out Friday morning at a dilapidated rental complex in east Edmonton where the land is slated for redevelopment. Continue reading →
Actress and fashion designer Sarah Jessica Parker is coming to Edmonton next month for the opening of her latest shoe and clothing boutique. Continue reading →
For the third year in a row, the city of Edmonton is making admission at all five outdoors pools free in summer 2019. Continue reading →
Canadian luxury clothing store Holt Renfrew is closing its “small-format” location in downtown Edmonton’s Manulife Place, as part of its ongoing strategy to focus on a large-format store model. Continue reading →
The man charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of a Calgary woman and her young daughter made a brief court appearance Tuesday morning. Continue reading →
David White has been announced as the interim leader of Alberta’s Freedom Conservative Party, after running for the party in last month’s provincial election. Continue reading →
Ken Holland has taken over as the Edmonton Oilers general manager and president of hockey operations after spending more than two decades as the Detroit Red Wings G.M. Continue reading →
Edmonton police say a 21-year-old man died at the southside apartment complex after being involved in an altercation with a group of suspects who fled. Continue reading →
Manning Drive in northeast Edmonton was shut down in both directions at 18 Street due to a tanker rollover early Friday morning. Continue reading →
A large crowd of protesters gathered outside an Edmonton hotel Wednesday, where inside an Assembly of First Nations policy meeting was taking place. Continue reading →
After proclaiming Bill 12, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said he would prefer to work with B.C. to get the Trans Mountain pipeline expanded, but he will block energy exports if necessary. Continue reading →
In the past week, there have been seven reported instances of robbers breaking into southeast Edmonton homes while people slept, nabbing their car keys and stealing the owner’s vehicles. Continue reading →
The shooting happened beside the EPSB maintenance yard along 100 Street, between 105 Avenue and 106 Avenue. Continue reading →