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.
Two Alberta sheriff SUVs, an RCMP vehicle and a Lexus SUV were involved in the crash on the QEII, south of the Highway 2A overpass. Continue reading →
A storm system swept through the Edmonton area and parts of central Alberta on Friday afternoon, bringing with it strong wind gusts, hail and heavy rain. Continue reading →
An acreage home south of Edmonton in Leduc County was destroyed by fire Thursday night, and firefighters suspect it was sparked by a strike of lightning. Continue reading →
A man is facing charges after pepper spray was used during an alleged theft of groceries at a Sobeys store in Mill Woods. Continue reading →
A pipeline near Red Earth Creek, Alta. is in shut down after 1,000 barrels of a mix of crude oil and produced water spilled from break points in the line. Continue reading →
Parts of western Alberta were told to brace for as much as 100 millimetres (mm) of “extremely heavy” rain by Sunday. Continue reading →
Environment Canada said daytime temperatures reaching near 29 C or above, and overnight temperatures of at least 14 C or above, are expected on Monday and Tuesday. Continue reading →
The Calgary Stampede has announced the village of more than two dozen teepees will be renamed Elbow River Camp. Continue reading →
Ten people had to be rescued and half of them were taken to hospital after their boat began to sink on a lake west of Calgary Saturday night. Continue reading →
A 38-year-old woman was killed and a 35-year-old man took his own life inside a home in south Edmonton’s Blue Quill neighbourhood earlier this week. Continue reading →
Two Edmonton Transit drivers were sent home after being hit by pepper spray while working the park and ride service for Friday’s Edmonton Eskimos game. Continue reading →
People living in various central Alberta regions were told to prepare for possible severe weather on Friday afternoon, weather experts said. Continue reading →
A large thunderstorm swept through the Edmonton area Friday morning, bringing with it hail, heavy rain, and booming thunder that shook walls and woke people from their sleep. Continue reading →
RCMP are trying to piece together the events leading up to the mysterious death of a 29-year-old woman from central Alberta. Continue reading →