About Karen

Karen Frantz is a freelance writer who lives in Washington, D.C. As a community reporter for the TimesLedger Newspapers in Queens, N.Y., she covered politics, education, crime, the environment, business and other topics. She also wrote extensively about Hurricane Sandy’s effect on the region, which helped the newspaper win a New York Press Association award in 2012.

She also has written for various other media outlets, including covering the U.S. Congress for The Durango Herald and crime in Washington, D.C. for Homicide Watch.

Karen holds a master’s degree in public policy journalism from American University and bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Virginia. In addition to journalism, she has worked in various media fields, including documentary and television production and non-profit communications.

Her previous media work included serving as a production assistant forĀ New River Media between 2003 and 2006, where she worked on several television series and documentaries for PBS, Fox News and Animal Planet. She also was a regular contributor to theĀ Humanist magazine, the magazine of the American Humanist Association, where she formerly served as the communications and policy director.