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Karen Krizanovich is a writer, researcher and broadcaster based primarily in London, with credits on 24: Live Another Day (2014), Gravity (2013) and Red Dwarf Back To Earth (2009).

Karen conceived, researched and presented Whistledown Production/BBC Radio 4‘s groundbreaking original radio documentary entitled Svelte Sylvia and the Hollywood Trimsters. ‘Sylvia of Hollywood’ was Tinsel Town’s greatest fitness/beauty expert yet she was wiped from history until this documentary and the Wikipedia page built by Karen from her own research brought Sylvia back to life.

Trained in Philosophy with an MBA in Film Finance, Karen is a brand ambassador for Universal’s Picturebox Films. She has appeared on over 75 different TV shows, including CNN and Newsnight, with live outside broadcasts from the Cannes Film Festival – an incomplete list is online at IMDb.

Karen’s been published in The Times, Reader’s DigestThe Sunday Times Style, Red, The IndependentThe Telegraph, The Guardian Film Blog, Elle, T3, The Daily Mail on relationships and social mores, Entertainment Weekly and Cosmopolitan among many others. She is also Editor-At-Large for Civilian magazine.

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 is a member of the exclusive London Film Critics’ Circle and a jury associate for the international film critics’ association FIPRESCI. Her review outlets are currently Monocle24 Radio, Radio Times and The Arts Desk. Her written reviews, including early work for Empire, are aggregated at Rotten Tomatoes.

A 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.

In the 90s, Karen was Dear Karen, the sarcastic beloved Agony Aunt of Sky Magazine’s must-read comedic advice page. Dear Karen’s past posts are being archived on Pinterest at Dear Karen columns.

An American voiceover artist trained by Kate Gielgud, Karen specialises in alto tones and American regional accents. Some vocal samples are here.

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Karen is also an accredited personal trainer.