After doing political dish on-air with Joan Rivers for years I confidently engage, inform and entertain audiences. An award-winning print and broadcast journalist, I've been widely published on a range of topics from politics to entertainment to health and media topics. I do workshops, emcee gigs, talks and conversations. You name it. I'm there, versatile, and amusing. I offer unique spin and back story on Wash. DC and Hollywood. I've advised politicians, spouses and the diplomatic community on style, dress, and "politcally correct" conversation. I've spoken to spouse groups, business groups, schools, arts groups, and hospitality industry. Versatile, clever, fun, facile, enthusiastic and motivating!
I uncover the authentic back story on political personalities and bold-named celebs. This is behind-the-scenes info — what the pols and stars say over cocktails at State Dinners or in the gym. I report the irreverent insider gossip that might be embarrassing, but never vicious. I chronicles history.
I've been writing about political strategy and celebrity antics for 4 decades. When others stand behind the rope line, I have direct access. That translates to firsthand material you won't find elsewhere. I hobnobs to gain an insider's perspective of the private figure behind the public fasçade.
Based in Wash, D.C. and NYC, Karen is the ultimate editorial maven. She's been an editor of a major inflight magazine, city magazine in DC, a travel and a medical publication. Karen is currently contributing writer for New York Lifestyles magazine, and a Fellow for and
Karen was a recurrent guest on “The Joan Rivers Show," "The Sally Show," "George & Alana," "The Maury Povich Show," "Inside Edition," "FlipSide with Susan Molinari," "Red White & Views with Cal Thomas," PBS's "This is America with Dennis Wholey," as well as many shows on Fox News Channel, Comcast, C-SPAN, America's Voice and the CBC. She was a regular panelist on "Reporters' Notebook" on WRC-TV, Washington, D.C., and on "Reporter's Roundtable" on D.C. cable.
Her syndicated Capital Connections® radio segment was heard for many years on Radio America's “Dateline Washington.” Karen's radio show, “Medicine Today,” was broadcast on the “Voice of America.” She has hosted several Washington-based radio talk shows and been a guest on hundreds of radio shows, among them the “Jim Bohannon Show,” “Capitol Line with Blanquita Cullum,” “Battle Line with Alan Nathan” and the “Oliver North Show.”
Capital Connections®, the syndicated political/celebrity column, sports Karen's byline. She previously launched The Buzz column in The Washington Examiner. Karen reviews theater and cabaret for Cabaret Scenes, Times Square Chronicles, Jewish World Review and the Alexandria Times. She's been a chat guest for Congressional Quarterly on AOL and shared her political expertise as a columnist for Roll Call and Prodigy. This eclectic and multi-talented journalist also writes medical, travel and food stories and has launched and runs a successful small business.
Among the major newspapers and magazines to publish the work of this creative content provider: Parade; People; Time; Money; George; Family Circle; Vogue; USA Weekend; Delta Sky; Campaigns and Elections; Golf Digest Woman; The Hill; Roll Call; Newsday; The Washington Times; The Baltimore Sun; Cleveland Plain Dealer; Chicago Tribune; The Washington Post; The Los Angeles Times; The Boston Globe; The San Jose Mercury News; Orlando Sentinel; The Dallas Morning News; PACE Communications; and Miles Media.
She has served on the boards of the D.C. Pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Sigma Delta Chi Foundations. She's a past president of Capital Press Women. Karen is a member of the White House Correspondents Association; the National Federation of Press Women; the International Travel Writers Alliance; the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance; The Deadline Club; the National Society of Newspaper Columnists; the Society of Professional Journalists; and the North American Travel Journalists Association.
A popular personality on the lecture circuit, Karen's material is timely, informative, original, candid and often amusing. She has the vision and guts to guarantee an enriching and interactive presentation whether her audience is corporate, students or cruise ship passengers.
Karen has won First Place Awards in the National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest for more than 30 consecutive years. She's also picked up multiple First Place national awards for excellence in journalism from the Society of Professional Journalists, The American Society of Journalists and Authors, Capital Press Women, the North American Travel Journalists Association and The Health Journalism Award from the American Chiropractic Association.