At the heart of it, Karen Johnson is a storyteller with an extraordinary ability to engage an audience.
Karen is a sought after media personality, reporter, producer, news writer, speaker and emcee. A native of Toronto, Ontario, Karen’s notable career in front of and behind the camera began in 1993 and she has been an avid face in the media since. While Karen spent the bulk of her career as the face of Canada’s The Weather Network, Karen currently serves as a weather anchor & reporter for CBC Toronto and Windsor. You can also hear her weather updates on CBC Radio Show “Here and Now”.
In 2014 she joined CHCH TV in Hamilton, Ontario as a fill in Weather Anchor and Live Eye Reporter.
In 2013, Karen filled in as a weather anchor on Canada’s most watched morning news show Canada AM,on CTV.
Karen’s warm personality and introspective nature has helped her navigate a notoriously difficult industry to break into. After graduating from Humber College’s broadcast journalism program, The Shopping Channel gave Karen her first opportunity to showcase and hone her on-air skills. Karen’s enthusiasm and professionalism led to a reporting position for Omni’s news division, from there the station created a new entertainment show “Bollywood Blvd” featuring Karen as the host. From Red Carpet Premieres Karen then landed the Station’s premiere cooking show, The Veggie Table. The show gave her an unexpected opportunity to hone her skills in the kitchen, which blossomed into a full-blown love of cooking and into her spinoff cooking show currently in product, The South Asian Tasting Table (www.thesouthasiantastingtable.com). The Veggie Table has aired nationally and internationally for over 13 years and continues to air in around the world in syndication.
Not everyone can parlay one small opportunity into a lasting career and Karen has managed to succeed where many haven’t. Her curiosity and love of gaining new insights and knowledge make her a versatile reporter and host who effortlessly holds her audience’s attention whether it be in a hard news story or entertainment and lifestyle interview.
Her latest venture is with her good pal and former colleague Anjum Nayyar – who is the CEO and publisher of the first on-line magazine “MASALAMOMMAS.COM” for today’s moms and mom-to-be with a South Asian connection. They have created a web series of the on-line magazine that will air Fall 2015 on Youtube.
Along with her busy and perpetually growing career, Karen makes ample time for her family. Karen loves being a mommy. She is married and has two little boys. Always finding time to give back to the community she volunteers as a manager for her son’s soccer team. Karen loves to entertain in style, so if you get that invitation make sure you attend her event.
She’s a master when it comes to managing her personal life and career.
Karen is represented by DB & Associates, David Brunner in the USA and AMP Talent in Toronto.
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