Karen Carlson is a Seattle native who currently lives in Los Angeles.
In addition to working at television stations across the country, she has also worked in corporate and public relations in several capacities. She aided in capital fundraising to start a bank in Seattle and also created a television show in conjunction with the local convention bureau to entice tourists to return to New Orleans in the months and years following Hurricane Katrina.
She created her own video production company, using state-of-the art high-definition camera equipment and her company, Pet Bird Entertainment, LLC, was named one of the Top 25 female owned small businesses in America in 2008.
She won her first Emmy Award in 2003 for spot news reporting. But she still says her most important accomplishment was saving the life of a little boy who was found unresponsive in a hotel pool. Performing CPR, Carlson helped bring the boy back to life, and was awarded for her efforts by the American Red Cross. Her charity work in helping sick children has also been recognized by the Governor of Utah, as well as members of Utah’s congressional delegation, and Carlson was named one of Utah’s Finest Under 40.