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KAREN L. C.
Dundas, ON LH K
BROADCAST JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE
Costco Connection, Oxygen Magazine, MoneySense Magazine,
Investment Executive, The Hamilton Spectator
Have written freelance articles for all
of the above. Most recent piece published in the May issue
of More Magazine... “House Rules” – a look at women who
invest in real estate.
CanWest Global CHtv News, Hamilton, ON
May April FT
General Reporter, Producer and Writer
Reported on everything from health to
labour issues to crime to local politics for close to a decade.
Honed my live skills as the overnight reporter on “CH Morning Live”,
where I was assigned live hits
from the CH micro truck six times each day on location throughout
Wrote and produced the Noon and p.m. newscasts on a fillin basis.
Acted as weekend producer on a fillin basis, assigning reporters, performing
all writing, producing and
lineup duties. Anchored both “CH News at Noon” and “The Morning
Market” on a fillin basis.
Played a key role in participating in,
and encouraging development of the Tsunami Relief campaign
aired by CHtv in January of . Close to one million dollars
raised as a result.
Used my promotion and publicity skills
to launch a fundraising campaign in the wake of a mission trip
I took to Mother Teresa’s Missionaries
of Charity in Calcutta, India.
Partnered with CanWest Global’s former
CEO Izzy Asper to raise more than $,. – money which is sponsoring
children in Calcutta through Christian Children’s Fund of Canada.
Attracted TV, radio and print media coverage throughout Hamilton.
Cayman Islands Government Information
Soon after Hurricane Ivan hit in ,
I was hired by the Cayman Islands government for a week
freelance assignment. Working
with a local crew, I helped to produce television stories and assisted
producing a documentary about the aftermath
and the recovery.
WIC Television ITV Edmonton
News Promo Producer
September – May
Wrote and produced onair promotional
spots for the and pm news, as well as for the station personalities.
Created station promo’s for allimportant ratings periods, and wrote
copy for print advertising banners as well as for radio campaigns promoting
WIC Radio CHML/Y Hamilton & Talk Toronto
Reporter, Producer, Anchor
December – September
Produced and reported for the
network talk show “Talk Line with Roy Green”, and for the local
“John Hardy Today” in Hamilton.
Routinely tracked down politicians, entertainers, sports personalities
and other newsmakers for onair
interviews. Reported and anchored newscasts for both CHML and
sister station Y,covering everything
from local politics to crime, health and human interest.
CHUM Radio CKGM/CHOMfm Montreal, Quebec
Covered general news, spot news, labour
and politics throughout the city of Montreal. Never a dull
moment. Never. Produced
and voicetracked a weekly magazine show broadcast on CHOMfm.
Anchored weekend newscasts on both CHOMfm
National News and Export Sales, Toronto
As a Ryerson student, got my first taste
of television life at “The National”, working as a copy clerk.
Gained valuable experience working in
CBC’s export sales department, preparing contracts and other
documentation for the sale of Corporation
programming around the world.
Hamilton Wentworth District School Board
Peel District Board & Wellington Catholic District Board
I have taught in a wide range of situations
– everything from Communications Technology classes for
atrisk youth to French for Grade
and students to Grade & English, Civics, Careers and History.
The experience has allowed me the wonderful
opportunity to develop my facilitation, management and
presentation skills for use in business
Investors Group Financial Consultant
April – May
Built a successful practice, completing
the Canadian Investment Funds Course and attaining my life
insurance license. Prospected
new clients and created extensive financial plans for existing ones.
Winner of the IG Pillar Award.
Brought . million dollars into the company in new business.
Paul Harris Fellow
– Rotary International –
& PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective
week Certificate Course in Human Relations,
Stress Management for Educators
OSSTF Workshop Dr. David Posen, Stress
Hamilton Police Service
– Victims Services
Training program to equip volunteer counselors
to assist victims of crime. March .
Personal Coaching Training
Coaches Training Institute, Toronto .
Experiential Learning Training
Outward Bound Wilderness School,
Whistler, BC ; Thunder Bay .
Bachelor of Education and
Ontario Teaching Certificate, Brock University
Bachelor of Applied Arts
BAA – Radio and Television Arts, Ryerson University
First Year Journalism Studies,
Carleton University, Scholarship