Emmy-Award Winning Journalist Karen Carlson Joins the Morgan Drexen Media & Public Relations Team

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Karen Carlson has had a lot of titles over the years – Emmy-Award winning journalist, Executive Producer, CEO and even “hero.” But she’s certainly never been called lazy. “I don’t think I’d be happy unless I had a million things going at once,” she says.

Karen Carlson joins the Morgan Drexen Media & Public Relations Team

Karen Carlson joins the Morgan Drexen Media & Public Relations Team

“Motherhood is amazing, but I’m really looking forward to getting back into the workforce in a challenging and rewarding job at Morgan Drexen,” Carlson said.

Karen Carlson just returned to Southern California from Salt Lake City, Utah, where she was the primary news anchor for the ABC station (KTVX-TV) for the past three years. It was a tough job to leave, but with her first child on the way, she and her husband had to choose the job more stable of the two. They chose his job at a local television network here in Los Angeles and Karen spent the first few months of motherhood at home, taking care of their baby, Jordan Elizabeth.

“Motherhood is amazing, but I’m really looking forward to getting back into the workforce in a challenging and rewarding job at Morgan Drexen,” Carlson said.

In addition to working at television stations across the country, she has also worked in corporate and public relations, including creating a television show in conjunction with the local convention bureau to entice tourists to return to New Orleans in the months and years following Hurricane Katrina.

She created her own video production company, using state-of-the art high-definition camera equipment and her company, Pet Bird Entertainment, LLC, was named one of the Top 25 female owned small businesses in America in 2008.

She won her first Emmy Award in 2003 for spot news reporting. But she still says her most important accomplishment was saving the life of a little boy who was found unresponsive in a hotel pool. Performing CPR, Carlson helped bring the boy back to life, and was awarded for her efforts by the American Red Cross. Her charity work in helping sick children has also been recognized by the Governor of Utah, as well as members of Utah’s congressional delegation, and Carlson was named one of Utah’s Finest Under 40.

Carlson has family in Orange County – namely her uncle who worked for more than 30 years at the Orange County Daily Pilot newspaper. She and her husband Ryan are thrilled to be back in the Golden State.

She takes over for Morgan Drexen VP of Media & Corporate Relations Raychel Harvey-Jones. Carlson’s title is VP of Media & Public Relations/Spokesperson.

"Karen's extensive media experience will help show the world the great work we do, not only for our attorney clients, but for the community,” says Morgan Drexen CEO Walter Ledda.

Morgan Drexen provides integrated support services to attorneys across the nation using complex automation. Morgan Drexen prides itself on being active in the local community and supports the following local and national organizations: Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), Make-A-Wish ® Foundation of Orange County, American Heart Association, Families Forward and Big Brother Big Sister of Orange County. For more information click here.

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