About Karen

Karen Firsel has had a long and distinguished career in television and media relations. Firsel started her TV career in New York, producing at MSNBC for Ann Curry, and then at CNN for Connie Chung and Anderson Cooper. Firsel’s coverage includes: Election 2000, the September 11thattacks on America, and the war in Iraq. Karen transitioned back to Chicago to produce at the Oprah Winfrey Show and helped produce groundbreaking television including: Oprah’s 50th Birthday, Oprah at the Oscars, and the Great Car Giveaway. Currently, Karen is an on-camera personality in Chicago and has contributed dynamic and fully curated segments for many of that city’s morning shows. As of June 2015, Karen joined the nationally syndicated entertainment show OK!TV as a Style Team correspondent. In addition to her TV work, Firsel has written columns in The Northbrook Tower newspaper (circulation 30,000+) about the ups and downs of motherhood. Karen lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and their two children, Emma (7) and Eli (5)





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