A graduate of University of Hawaii and a native of Detroit, Michigan, Karen has covered the news from one corner of America to another both on the ground and in the air.
She is currently the News Director of 850 WFTL and traffic reporter for the Hubbard Radio FM’s. Karen joined the WFTL news team in 2010.
Previously, she worked as a main news anchor for ABC TV affiliates WPBF in West Palm and WCJB in Gainesville. Karen flew as a helicopter traffic reporter and photojournalist for WCBS in New York, and as a traffic and breaking news reporter for NBC 6 and Majic 102.7 in Miami. She was also Director of Operations and News Bureau Chief for MetroNetworks in Miami.
UPI named her Best Reporter in Florida and she was once called the “Fastest Woman In Hawaii” by USA Today after attending school on a track and cross country scholarship.
Karen is also a book author and wrote the non-fiction, investigative true crime novel, “The Accuser,” www.theaccuserbook.com about the Big Dan’s gang rape victim who died in an accident after being relocated to South Florida. The case changed the way rape trials are covered including the William Kennedy Smith rape trial in Palm Beach.
In her spare time she paints watercolors and restores and hand paints antique furniture.
She is particularly proud of her daughter, Katrina, who is a digital designer in Atlanta.
Karen lives in West Palm Beach.