Karen Holmes Ward Biography | Wiki
Karen Holmes Ward is an American journalist currently working at WCVB as Director of Public Relations and Community Services, as well as host and executive producer of CityLine, WCVB’s award-winning weekly magazine program. She was introduced to the 2018 Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame, an award bestowed on individuals for their exceptional accomplishments and unprecedented contributions to the Massachusetts broadcasting industry.
Karen Holmes Ward Age | Birthday
Karen was born and brought up in the United States of America. However, information about when she was born and celebrates her birthday is not yet available.
Karen Holmes Ward Height
Holmes stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.67 m).
Karen Holmes Ward Education
Ward attended and graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Communications (COM).
Karen Holmes Ward Family | Parents | Siblings
Holmes does not have any details about her parent and her siblings. It will be updated as soon as it becomes available.
Karen Holmes Ward Husband | Death | Children
Holmes was married to Forrest Ward, her late husband, who died on May 23rd, 2015. Karen is a proud mother to Adina Madden Isaac and Taylor Ross Ward, two grown-up daughters.
Karen Holmes Ward Net Worth
Holmes has an estimated net worth of $2 million. Journalism is her primary source of revenue.
Karen Holmes Ward Salary
WCVB’s award-winning weekly magazine show receives an annual salary of $103,215 a year. As the Director of Public Relations and Community Services and host and executive producer of CityLine Holmes Ward, she receives the same salary.
Karen Holmes Ward WVCB
As host and chief producer of CityLine, WCVB’s honor winning week-by-week magazine show, Holmes Ward is the Director of Public Relations and Community Services, tending to the successes, problems, and issues facing minorities living in Boston and its rural areas. Karen was interviewed for CityLine by various notables, including Oscar victors Regina King, Lupita Nyong’o, Forest Whitaker, Octavia Spencer, Denzel Washington, Louis Gossett Jr., Barry Jenkins, and Spike Lee, among others. CityLine has been a recipient of the ‘Best’ Public Relations Network of the Associated Press Massachusetts/Rhode Island and numerous Emmy designations.
In addition, Karen manages WCVB’s public assistance and community outreach programs to recall the work of the station for Five Fixer Upper, reestablishing and restoring open spaces for non-profit areas, and Drastic Makeover: My Hometown, bringing concerns to light about the Greater Boston area’s need for moderate housing. She was instrumental in dispatching Commonwealth 5, the first-of-its-kind electronic operation of WCVB that advanced magnanimity through the Internet’s collaboration of watcher benefactors with non-benefits. With a National Emmy Award designation, the program’s prosperity was remembered. An ideal one-hour time narrative hosted by Emmy Award-winning entertainer Andre Braugher about the famous Massachusetts 54th Regiment, Karen filled in as Executive Producer for Return to Glory. Re-visitation of Glory was partnered broadly and seen in over 80% of the country. Karen was important for the group respected with a National Association of Broadcasters ‘Administration to Community in Television’ Award for WCVB’s community administration endeavors during and following the Boston Marathon assault.
As an author at WEEI News Radio, News Director at WILD-Radio, where she anchored a one-hour syndicated program every day, and a reporter at WGBH-TV, Karen has enjoyed a forty-year profession of interacting, including early stretches.
Karen Holmes Ward Awards
Karen was drafted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2018, an award granted to individuals for their achievements and contributions to the Massachusetts telecom industry. She has received numerous awards for her community service. This including the
- ‘Silver Circle’ Award for Lifetime Achievement from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences,
- Boston Jaycees Ten Outstanding Young Leaders Award, National Association of Black Journalists Region I Journalist of the Year,
- Big Sister of Greater Boston Achievement Award
- Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts President’s Awareness
Over the long term, Karen has been a mentor to several non-profit bundles, working on sheets and helping them find out how to use the intensity of TV to drive their causes.