Karen Bartko
Online Journalist

Karen has worked at Global Edmonton since 2006, and has been an online journalist covering stories across Alberta for nearly a decade.

She got her start as a studio assistant running the teleprompter, before becoming an ENG video editor for four years.

She then spent three years on the overnight team as a writer for Global News Morning Edmonton.

Karen joined the online team in 2014. She lives for breaking news and also enjoys the fast pace of the digital world, creating videos and crafting original content for social media.

She grew up on an acreage just outside Edmonton and graduated from the Radio and Television Arts program at NAIT in 2008.

Outside of work, Karen enjoys cooking, reading, gardening, 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 scouring Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Reddit. She would also never say no to a good glass of wine.


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