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If ABC 4 News was looking to draw some much-needed attention with the recent addition of evening anchor Karen Carlson, mission accomplished—but don’t write her off as simply a pretty face (and immaculately arched eyebrows) parroting copy.
Carlson’s an Emmy winner who’s previously worked in markets from Los Angeles to New Orleans, where she spent 20-hour days reporting on Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Only a Best of Utah win could rattle her cool: “Wow! I’m honored, to say the least,” Carlson reacted. “I was so excited to hear the news, I totally messed up my [afternoon promo] cut-in!”
2. Nineveh Dinha, Fox 13
3. Casey Scott, KUTV 2


Emmy Award Winning Journalist Karen Carlson Joins the Morgan Drexen Media & Public Relations Team 
Karen Carlson has had a lot of titles over the years – Emmy-Award winning journalist, Executive Producer, CEO and even “hero.” But she’s certainly never been called lazy. “I don’t think I’d be happy unless I had a million things going at once,” she says.
–Costa Mesa, CA (PRWEB) June 04, 2012 Karen Carlson just returned to Southern California from Salt Lake City, Utah, where she was the primary news anchor for the ABC station (KTVX-TV) for the past three years.
“Motherhood is amazing, but I’m really looking forward to getting back into the workforce in a challenging and rewarding job at Morgan Drexen,” Carlson said.


by The Cricket: Sean P. Means
Published on Jun 5, 2012 12:32PM
When a journalist hears that another journalist got a job doing public-relations, there are usually two reactions:
1) Denouncing the ex-journalist for selling out his/her principles for the corporate world; and
2) Quickly asking the ex-journalist whether the corporate world has any other job openings.
So congratulations are in order for Karen Carlson, formerly the anchor at Salt Lake City’s ABC affiliate, KTVX, Ch. 4, who has landed a job as spokesperson for Morgan Drexen, a California company that, according to this press release, “provides integrated support services to attorneys across the nation using complex automation.” (Her full title is “Vice President of Media and Public Relations.”)


Karen Carlson – Why I’m here at work today, yet won’t appear on camera.

For any of you watching television on Monday night, you might have heard that my voice was a little bit on the shabby side. Well, it certainly didn’t see any improvement in the days to follow.
This is why I’m at work today, yet won’t be seen on camera.  Yes, it’s true – the bane of any anchor’s existence – I have laryngitis!  It really couldn’t have come at a better time, since we have a new boss who started on Monday, this is the May ratings book, and I’ve never had such an affliction in my entire life… until, of course, now.
The timing. The lamentable timing.
(Originally published May 13, 2011)


KTVX replaces co-anchor: TV News: Barbara Smith taken off desk for newcomer.
Jan 22, 2009 (The Salt Lake Tribune – McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX)
— Barbara Smith, KTVX’s co-anchor for two years is being replaced later this month as one of the faces of Channel 4’s nighttime news.
Smith is the latest change to happen at the local ABC affiliate, which has been struggling in last place in the 10 p.m. news ratings for nearly two years and has seen a wave of layoffs in the last year.
KTVX has replaced Smith with Karen Carlson, a former co-anchor for KABC in Los Angeles.  Carlson also worked for WWL-TV in New Orleans, WREG-TV in Memphis and KOMO in Seattle. She takes over the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newsdesk with Ross Becker beginning Jan. 26.
“We are excited to have Karen join our team,” KTVX news director Tom Bell said in a release. “Both her experience and leadership skills will be important assets to ABC 4 News.”

Karen Carlson Emcees Demin Day Rally in Los Angeles

LACAAW: Over 1000 Expected at Denim Day in L.A. Rally & Speak-Out in Downtown Los Angeles to Challenge Attitudes that Excuse Rape.

LOS ANGELES — April 27th, 2005 is the 7th Annual Denim Day in L.A.
City Councilmembers will join 1,000 Denim Day in L.A. participants at a Speak Out and Rally between 12:00 noon and 2:00 p.m. on April 27th to encourage the citizens of Los Angeles to break their silence and speak out against rape and sexual assault.
Rally participants will represent a fraction of more than 100,000 Denim Day in L.A. participants throughout the city who will make a social statement with their fashion statement on April 27th by wearing jeans as a means of publicly challenging the attitudes that excuse rape.
“Sexual violence does not discriminate,” said Calista Flockhart, LACAAW’s National Spokesperson, “it does not limit itself to one group of people . . . not one age group, not one race, not one sexual orientation, not one country. We are all affected by sexual violence.”
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