Karen DevineKMIR6 TV - the NBC affiliate in Palm Springs, California.
is celebrating her
15 years with KMIR
has been anchoring the news in the desert since 1992.Karen
was named Woman of the Year 2007 for the State of California.Senator Jim Battin nominated Karen
for the 37th Senate District.
...Karen graduated from California State University, Fullerton in 1989 with a degree in Radio/TV/Film with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism.Straight out of college she worked for CNN on "Showbiz Today" in Hollywood.
After a year of field producing she
went to the City of Walnut where she
reported and anchored for a weekly news program called, "A Week in Walnut." Karen was hired by KMIR 15 years ago as a field reporter.
After two weeks on the job she
was promoted to 11 p.m. anchor.In 1995 Karen
was promoted to News Director.As News Director, Karen was in charge of a staff of forty including reporters, photographers, producers, anchors and editors while continuing to anchor the 5 and 6 o'clock newscasts. As News Director, Karen and the staff created a 5 p.m. weekly newscast, weekend newscasts and an hour long morning show.
The deaths of Congressman Sonny Bono and entertainer Frank Sinatra, both local residents, brought the national spotlight to the desert.The national attention resulted in a live weekly cut-in with MSNBC
and Karen Devine
televised nationally from KMIR studios.
For over eight years Karen
free-lanced as an Anchor for RTNDA
, Radio Televison News Directors Association
, National Association of Television Program Executives and RIMS
, Risk and Insurance Management Society
is busy during the year with speaking engagements here in the Coachella Valley including: Peace Officers Appreciation Awards, Youth Groups
, Principal for the Day, School reading groups and the Jefferson Awards, just to name a few. Karen
is married with two young boys, Zach and Tony.Karen
husband Bobb spend their weekends at baseball games and soccer matches cheering on the boys.
WHAT'S IN YOUR CD PLAYER?
Taj Mahal - Best of Taj Mahal & JJ Cale/Eric Clapton - "The Road To Escondido."