Karen has been a regular face and voice of ABC TV and radio sport since joining the ABC in 1989. After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Psychology at Macquarie University in Sydney, Karen spent eight years as a TV sports broadcaster and presenter, anchoring golf, tennis and other major sporting broadcasts on the network.
Karen is an excellent Master of Ceremonies who regularly hosts major corporate and sporting functions such as W.A. Government Risk Management Conference, 2006 W.A. Industry & Export Awards, Australian Tourism Awards, W.A. Tourism Awards, Flight Centre National Awards for Excellence, Australian Sports Commission Fair Go for Officials Forum, RAC/Surf Life Saving W.A. Awards for Excellence, World Lacrosse Championship Awards Dinner, Rugby World Cup Corporate Sponsor events, UDIA Conference, Eventscorp Best on Earth in Perth official launch, and many others.
In 1997, Karen made the move to ABC Radio as the presenter of the weekend national sports program 'Summer Grandstand' - a role she still enjoys from her adopted hometown of Perth.
Karen co-hosted ABC Radio's coverage of the Sydney, Athens and Beijing Olympics, Kuala Lumpur and Manchester Commonwealth Games and has hosted five Paralympic Games with ABC TV, Lillehammer, Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney and Beijing.
She was part of the Friday night fun of 'Live and Sweaty' on ABC TV in the early 90s and for six years presented sport on ABC TV's weeknight news in Perth after moving west back in 2001. Karen was also the regular host of ABC TV's annual coverage of the Hopman Cup tennis tournament from 1994 to 2010. She was the Media Award winner at the 2000 and 2001 Australian Sports Awards.