Her written work has been published in The Times, Reader’s Digest, The Sunday Times Style, Red, The Independent, The Telegraph, GQ, The Guardian Film Blog, Elle UK, T3, The Daily Mail on relationships and social mores, Entertainment Weekly and Cosmopolitan among many others. Recent radio and TV broadcasts include BBC1 Breakfast News, ITV’s ‘This Morning’, BBC Radio 4′s ‘Woman’s Hour’, BBCR4′s ‘The Film Programme’, LBC Radio, Monocle Radio and BBC2′s ‘The Review Show’. Karen has appeared on over 75 different TV shows, including CNN and Newsnight, with live outside broadcasts from the Cannes Film Festival; an incomplete list of her broadcast work is online at IMDb. Karen is the presenter/researcher for Whistledown Production/BBC Radio 4‘s groundbreaking ‘Sylvia of Hollywood’, an original radio documentary about Hollywood’s forgotten yet greatest fitness/beauty expert. In December 2011, Karen also presented a look at the late Helen Gurley Brown’s milestone book Sex & The Single Girl for BBC Radio 4 along with an accompanying article on the BBC News main website and an appearance on BBC Radio 4′s Woman’s Hour.
With a BA in Philosophy of Mind and an MBA in Film Finance, Karen is a script editor, active in development and script reporting with an interest in film business and film news – on the page, online and across all broadcast media. She reviews films for Radio Times, Virgin Media and The Arts Desk and on TV for BBC News Channel’s ‘Film 24′. (Her written reviews, including work for Empire, are aggregated at Rotten Tomatoes.)
A popular host for Q&A sessions and film-related talks, Karen appeared most recently for the London Screenwriters’ Festival, the London Comedy Writers’ Festival, the NFT/BFI, First Light’s Fever Pitch/London Film Festival, the Barbican Cinema and for the Curzon Cinema.
Making her mark in the 90s as Dear Karen, the sarcastic Agony Aunt of Sky Magazine’s must-read comedic advice page, Dear Karen is back online and @Dear_Karen_ in all her glory. Meanwhile, Karen remains a relationship commentator for the media and author of the comedic life manual Bad Advice.
A trained voice-over artist who specialises in chocolate voices, robot/Vulcan, American regional accents and anything throaty, her voice-reels can be heard here
Karen is also an accredited personal trainer.
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