Karen also holds degrees in Communication and Sociology from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, where she was valedictorian of her communication class and the class speaker for commencement. Karen is listed in "Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities". After graduating with honors, Karen traveled to the United Kingdom as a Rotary International Scholar where she pursued her graduate studies in Broadcast Journalism. After graduation, Karen briefly worked at WHSP-TV in Vineland, NJ where she anchored daily news cut-ins, interviewed political leaders for her monthly show, Congressional Report, and hosted weekly talk shows.
Karen was born and raised in New Jersey along with her nine brothers and sisters. She says she grew up watching Action News and never imagined she would one day be a member of the Action News Team. She joined the station in 1996 as a reporter and producer for the show AM/Philadelphia. Karen quickly joined the AccuWeather team and found her true passion in weather forecasting.
Along with her role in news, Karen co-hosts FYI Philly, a weekly fun-filled entertainment show that airs on Saturday nights at 7pm on 6abc. Karen enthusiastically became involved with a number of 6abc special projects over the years, including co-hosting Philly on Wheels, The Philadelphia Home Show, and the Miss America Preview Special. Karen also reports for the 6abc Thanksgiving Day Parade, 4th of July Parade and the Philadelphia Flower Show.
In addition to her work at 6abc, Karen is active in supporting young people. She says one of her most rewarding experiences was working with the Child Assault Prevention Program teaching elementary school students empowerment skills for reporting and preventing abuse.
Karen says she drives to work every morning feeling blessed to work.
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