What I look for in a writer: Karen Carlson blog

Over the years, I’ve been referred to as the “Grammar Police,” or the “Grumpy Grammar Girl,” but that’s just fine by me. As journalists, 90% of our job is writing.  It solidifies the facts and sets the tone of the story.  It provides credibility that we know what we’re talking about and that we haveContinue reading “What I look for in a writer: Karen Carlson blog”

Early Morning Poll: Insomnia

My Dad and I are super-close because I have always had problems with insomnia.  He has always been a night owl and was always the one I would talk to, since he was always working late at his home-based publishing company. So I know what you’re going through if you’re reading this at 3 inContinue reading “Early Morning Poll: Insomnia”

One of my favorite KABC stories – printed in the Los Angeles Times

After hearing reports of the deputy’s actions on television, however, neighbors told KABC reporter Karen Carlson that the deputy was making it all up.

Sheriff’s officials would not say exactly what prompted them to launch an investigation. But KABC News Director Cheryl Fair said Carlson became suspicious about the differing versions of the rescue and called the Sheriff’s Department the day after the fire to ask more questions about Martinez’s account.

Cystic Fibrosis Fundraising Efforts

On Thursday night, I was recognized as one of Utah’s Finest Under 40, one of 8 people (only 4 women) chosen.  As one of the honorees, I raised money and awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and also wrote an essay on the spirit of helping others.  The topic of the essay was as follows:Continue reading “Cystic Fibrosis Fundraising Efforts”

Housing Crisis – a disaster I reported would happen in 2005

While I was perhaps the only reporter in the Los Angeles market who reported on the imminent decline in the housing market, this is one of a few times I could say I wished I had been wrong. When everyone else was reporting about the “great housing market,” I did a story that was theContinue reading “Housing Crisis – a disaster I reported would happen in 2005”