Karen is a veteran journalist who joined CBS 11 News in 1995 after working as weekday morning anchor and reporter for the top-rated CBS affiliate WTVT-TV in Tampa.
Karen was an Honorary Co-Chair for the 2000 Komen Dallas Race for the Cure and that same year she received a Macy's "Heart and Soul Award" for her work in the fight against breast cancer.
Karen is a member of the UTA Alumni Association, the Network of Hispanic Communicators, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and she is on the Board of Community Advisors for the Junior League of Arlington.
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In response to Karen's understandable displeasure with the button boards and her physically grueling routine, instead of telling her God wanted her to suffer (which certainly does not do a service to God), it might have been better to say that "God is working with you and you have made a lot of improvements.
I loved that Karen was not a little saint - she was human, as proved by the stunts she made her little brother Rory carry out, and the "female dog" term she used to get rid of an obnoxious stranger who invited himself into their house.
In short, the best part of "Karen" is that she never limited herself by listening to what doctors and therapists told her she could never do, but she surpassed all their limitations and expectations by victories like walking, writing by hand, and getting up & down off of chairs alone.
Since Karen is a newer character we don't have as much background on her and we don't empathize with her as much.
When Karen and Jim flirt, it seems smarter, more adult--it also helps that Jim is (or was) in an office that expected more of him than at one where he was languishing, where his flirtation with Pam served not only as an emotional outlet but as a way to fight boredom as well.
Karen's compliment of Pam's attire and Pam's flattered reaction from the observation (not to mention the long, passionate hormone bubbling gaze) leads to the obvious answer to add interest and excitement to the show.
Born in Shillong at the foot of the Himalayas and raised in Toronto, Canada, by a half Chinese mother and a father from Madras, the ever-alluring Karen was never one to be confined by the expected boundaries.
He was impressed by Karen and asked her to assist him and Don Black, in the development of the material for Bombay Dreams.
Karen has recently returned from Bucharest, where she played a U.S Air Force Officer in Steven Seagal's new action flick, Enemy of the Unseen, due out in 2007.
When not coaching Karen can be seen on national television reporting on financial issues, giving speeches and moderating panels at industry conferences.
Karen has worked in the broadcasting industry for two decades, as an anchor, reporter and producer.
When not covering the national business beat, Karen worked as a producer covering major national stories, including the bombing of Centennial Park at the 1996 Atlanta summer Olympics and the O.J. Simpson trial.
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Karen is a wealthy, spoiled socialite with a shopping fetish and a very distinctive high-pitched voice, the kind of woman "who thinks an act of kindness is letting her step-kid have the fruit out of her whiskey sour", as her housekeeper described her (Season 2, Episode 15).
Karen is also not exactly heterosexual--or as Mullaly describes her, she "goes both ways" (the actress, who recently became engaged to a man, has also described herself this way).
Karen continuously makes half-joking attempts to seduce Grace, and finds reasons for the two women to kiss at least once every season, as she did in Episode 3 of the fifth season when she convinced Grace to show her how Grace's boyfriend Leo kisses: