Karen Krizanovich has been published in Wired, The Times, The Telegraph, The Guardian and Financial Times among others. She is Editor-At-Large for Civilian Global where she writes the sparkling wine column Effervesce Sense edited by Mark O’Flaherty. Broadcasts include BBC1 Breakfast, BBC Radio 4’s Front Row and Woman’s Hour. Her work has been published and broadcasted at Monocle24 Radio, Radio Times and The List.
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 first and arguably greatest fitness and beauty expert who was wiped from history until this documentary – and the Wikipedia page built by Karen from original research – brought Sylvia back to life.
A host for Q&A sessions and film-related talks, Karen has spoken on One Track Minds at the Wilton Music Hall, given keynote speeches to schools, film organisations and companies. She’s hosted at the London Screenwriters’ Festival, the London Comedy Writers’ Festival, the NFT/BFI, First Light’s Fever Pitch/London Film Festival, the Barbican Cinema, Curzon and podcasts such as Girls On Film and the genre-film darling Cultpix.
Trained in Philosophy with an MBA in Film Finance, Karen has appeared on over 75 different TV shows, including CNN and Newsnight, with live outside broadcasts from the Cannes Film Festival. Karen is the secretary of the London Film Critics’ Circle. Her written reviews are aggregated at Rotten Tomatoes. She is a member of FIPRESCI and reports from major film festivals such as Berlin, Cannes and Venice. On the craft jury of BIFA, a member of the British Film Designers Guild [BFDG], Karen is also a graduate of the Faber Academy.
In the 90s, Karen was best known for her Dear Karen column. Sarcastic, scathing yet beloved, Dear Karen was the carelessly caring Agony Aunt of Sky Magazine’s most read comedic advice page. Dear Karen’s past posts are archived at Dear Karen columns.