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.
Pride Celebrations Continue Despite COVID-19 Challenges
COVID-19 forced the cancellation of most Pride events. But the LGBTQ community is used to challenges, and they are using that resilience and inclusiveness to continue to fight for social justice.
Take a look at how 6abc reporters are staying fit during the Coronavirus shutdown
From virtual hot yoga classes to water bottle curls, we check out how the Action News team is improvising workouts in their home gyms.
West Deptford yoga at home instructor motivating students
With stay in place orders in effect, more and more people are turning to exercise online. Our own Karen Rogers and her daughter, tried a live hot yoga class from home.
Pizza, vegan and other great takeout spots to consider while quarantining
You can eat great while social distancing. We list some great options for pizza, vegan food and wings for takeout.
2020 Spring into Shape Special
On this week's FYI Philly, we're hopping into shape at new gyms, taking our golf game indoors and recovering with plant-based protein bars.
Ten kids are the inspiration behind Ten Little Dumplings restaurant
After her 10th child, Jaclyn Catalano opened Ten Little Dumplings -- a chicken dumpling soup ode to her big family.
Step inside Princess Grace Rose Garden at the Philadelphia Flower Show
A stunning replica of Princess Grace's iconic wedding dress makes this one of the most popular attractions at this year's show.
Shows and exhibits to celebrate Black History Month in Philly
Philadelphia features a litany of shows to remember, learn and celebrate African American culture -- from photo exhibits to the tracks of the Underground Railroad.
Philly POPS pays Respect to 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin
Singers Capathia Jenkins and Ryan Shaw and conductor Byron Stripling combine for a three-day concert paying homage to Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul.
New Eats: Oori, Stove & Tap and Blue Plate
Karen Rogers checks out three new dining destinations in the suburbs, serving up American fare, Korean fried chicken and farm to fork offerings.