Meet Me: Karen Edwards
I fell in love with storytelling as a 7-year-old when I read "Oliver Twist.” It was then I knew I wanted to tell stories, to write stories. But Oliver did something else for me - he spurred me on to become a voracious reader.
That first classic set me on a learning curve that has continued throughout my elementary, middle and high school years, as well as my college education and professional career, which began in 2013 and continues to the present.
I began my career in broadcast in January 2013 as a multi-media journalist/anchor at WRDW News 12 in Augusta, Ga. During the week I shot, wrote and edited enterprising news stories and on Saturdays, I solo-anchored the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts.
After six months manning the Saturday desk, I joined ‘News 12 This Morning’ as education reporter, which afforded me the opportunity to cover hard-angle stories, as well as tackle issues like bullying.
I loved bringing one-of-a-kind enterprising stories to families, but found I truly missed going live from a scene and giving up-to-the-minute details on important issues in the community.
A promotion to breaking news morning reporter allowed me to fulfill that desire. Often, I was first on the scene, which gave me the opportunity to provide live details, along with keeping viewers updated online and through social media.
Having mastered the live scene, I pushed to find an opportunity that would help me hone my command of the news desk and gain a better understanding of the entire news show. I took on the dual role of producing and anchoring three hours of morning news across two networks covering three states for KARD Fox 14 and KTVE NBC 10 in Monroe, La.
Currently, I anchor the KMSS-TV 'Fox 33 News Good Day’ morning show in Shreveport, La. As one of the most experienced people in the newsroom, I'm able to make positive change at my station, while utilizing my reporting, writing, producing and overall storytelling skills.
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