Karen is a veteran journalist who joined CBS 11 News in 1995. Prior to that, she was an anchor and reporter at CBS affiliate WTVT-TV in Tampa, KRBK-TV in Sacramento and KCEN-TV in Waco.
She has received numerous awards for her work, including regional Emmys, Press Club of Dallas Katie Awards and the Association of Women Journalists’ Vivian J. Castleberry Award. She was also part of the CBS 11 team honored by the Radio-Television News Directors Association with a 2006 Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence.
Karen is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington and is a member of the UTA Alumni Association, as well as the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. In 2003, Karen received UTA’s “Distinguished Alumni Service Award.” In addition, she has been honored by numerous charitable and civic organizations including Mi Escuelita, Cook Children’s Medical Center, and the Baylor Sammons Breast Center.
Karen is deeply devoted to the cause of finding a cure for breast cancer. Her mother and both grandmothers had breast cancer, and one of her grandmothers died from the disease. Because Karen has two daughters of her own, finding a cure is especially important to her. Karen was an Honorary Co-Chair for the 2000 Komen Dallas Race for the Cure and that same year she received a Macy’s “Heart and Soul Award” for her work in the fight against breast cancer. In 2005, she received the inaugural “Commitment to the Cure” award. Karen has also supported, since their inception, the survivors’ luncheon sponsored by the Joanie Hatcher Memorial Survivors Endowment Fund and the Celebrating Women luncheon presented by the Baylor Sammons Breast Center.
She and her husband Jim have three children, Jake, Katie and Kylie. Karen is a soccer mom and is actively involved at her children’s school. She also enjoys playing tennis and reading.
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