Sunday, May 31, 2009

Live Breaking News

Standup Montage:

Drug House Takeover

Child Injured by shotgun

Dangerous Animal Creeping around Golf Course

Budget cuts affect Veterans' care

Karen loves telling stories. She considers herself a social detective - discovering news that affects you! Her News Director, Willy Walker, says that, “Karen spends countless hours communicating with sources and contacts.” A viewer wrote in just recently that, “Ms. Hopkins reports are very good, informative and seem to always get to the issues that interest me.” It’s what she’s always wanted to do!

She started college at E.W. Scripps School of Journalism in Athens. Her summers were spent in one internship after another. In 2005 she did her first stent at WKRC in her hometown. In the spring of 2006 she did three months with the Universidad Pública de Navara. She got the first real taste of the biz from the ground up. The following summer she set her sights a little higher and got an internship with Geraldo at Fox News Channel. The following summer it was CNN in the DC Bureau. She also helped in the investigation of a Louisiana senator’s escort service scandal. I don’t think you can ask for a more diverse seasoning of this business.


E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University March 2008
Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Major: Broadcast Journalism, Minor: Spanish
Deans List, GPA: 3.95/4.0
Scripps Howard Top Ten Award Nominee (2008)
E.W. Scripps School of Journalism - Helen Hoover Memorial Scholarship
Ohio Associated Press Broadcasters Scholarship (2007)
Broadcast Education Association - Alexander M. Tanger Scholarship
E.W. Scripps School of Journalism - Jesse/Ruth Zousmer Scholarship


KTAL-TV: Reporter, Photographer, Editor:
Shreveport, LA 7/08 to present

WOUB Radio/Television News: Reporter, Editor, Photographer, WOUB Online Host, Producer,Anchor Athens, OH 9/04 to 5/08

CNN: Intern - Newsroom
Washington, DC 6/07 to 8/07

Fox News Channel: Intern - Geraldo at Large
New York City, NY 6/06 to 8/06

WKRC-TV Local 12: Intern
Cincinnati, OH 6/05 to 8/05

WVXU Radio Internship Cincinnati, OH 6/03 to 8/03


Proficient in Final Cut Pro, Avid and linear editing. Experience with photography, Netia, ENPS, iNews.

Study Abroad: Universidad Pública de Navara Pamplona, Spain 3/06 to 6/06
Terry Anderson for U.S. Senate Campaign Volunteer Athens, Ohio, 9/04 to 11/04
Pi Beta Phi Sorority Member Athens, Ohio, 1/06 to 8/07