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Karen Brown is an award-winning journalist who, after spending a decade working as a network correspondent, just wrapped up two years as an Anchor and Reporter at KTVK in Phoenix AZ. She anchored the weekend evening newscasts and filled in anchoring during the week. She also co-hosted a half hour political show called "Politics Unplugged".

As a correspondent for CBS news based out of New York. she covered national and international stories for The Early Show, CBS Evening News, CBS affiliates, CBS Morning News, and CBSNews.com. Karen also served as a substitute anchor for CBS Up to the Minute, CBS Morning News, and CBS Money Watch

While at KTVK, Karen covered, from the anchor desk and from the field, national stories such as: the VA Medical Scandal, Sedona Wildfires, the Super Bowl, Monsoon flooding, Kayla Mueller, and the Runaway llamas.

While at CBS News Karen was busy traveling the country covering major national stories such as the 2012 Presidential Race, NATO Summit, the Reno Air Races Crash, 2011 Tucson shooting, Cuba, the Texas drought, the Casey Anthony Trial, the Conrad Murray Trial, the 2008 Presidential Race, the White House, Congress, the United Nations, NASA, Wall Street, and the Olympics along with major breaking news stories, including the fall of Lehman Bros., Hurricanes Isaac, Irene and Rita, Midwest Drought, California and Arizona wildfires, and the Mississippi floods.

Karen was born in Mariemont, Ohio and grew up in Orange County California before attending UCLA for a degree in English Literature. She has a 7-year-old daughter, which is why she put away her network suitcases to get back behind a local anchor desk, and spend as much time as possible with her daughter.

The family is rounded out by two rescued pets -- a cat and a dog.