Karen Bartko

Online Journalist

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.

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