Karen is a writer, editor and media consultant who came to Phoenix by way of New York. She’s originally from California and left her home state with a Bachelor’s degree from Berkeley in hand. After earning her master’s from NYU and interning at The New Yorker, she worked at Parents magazine, co-wrote an interactive play, and took silver in an international film festival for a documentary about cabbies. Shortly after arriving in Phoenix, Karen became executive editor of Arizona Foothills and Custom Homes magazines. She also served as managing editor of Design & Architecture and launched the Chicago edition of that publication. For the past eight years, she’s run her own company, KWink media, through which she’s helmed many projects, including the City of Glendale’s history book and “The Creative Community,” by renowned architect and Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice Vernon Swaback. Karen was also the founding editor of Inside Arizona (four regional travel publications produced with Arizona Highways and the Arizona Office of Tourism). For the past six years, Karen has worked extensively with KJZZ and KBAQ, Arizona’s NPR affiliates, overseeing special projects. She created and is editor in chief of the stations’ award-winning magazine, Wavelength. Additionally, she is a faculty associate at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism.