Karen is a Hampton Roads native, born and raised in Newport News and now lives in Norfolk. She has four daughters who are her best friends. Karen has been on the air on the Eagle for over 25 years and very passionate about radio and connecting with her listeners.
Karen is also very passionate about her charitable causes. She is active with the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” campaign in memory of her sister Ginni, who passed away peacefully of breast cancer in 2005. She is also very active with St. Jude Children’s Hospital’s endeavor to end childhood cancer.
Karen is an author who has written two books to benefit various charities. Amazing Trace, A Sister’s Journal follows the story of her sister’s battle with breast cancer. It is available at all online booksellers.
Karen recently began traveling internationally and crossing things off her bucket list, proving to herself that if you want something bad enough, go for it! She has taken several trips on a very VERY small budget and shares her experiences on “Travelin’ With Karen.”
Her favorite quote of all time is from Maya Angelou: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Seventeen year old Evan Dennison had his own plans for his senior photo shoot. And at first, mom and the photographer were not amused. But 100,000+ likes later, Evan is on his way to becoming what he wanted…A Legend! Instead of wearing the clothes that his mother packed for him, he chose a comfy blue bathrobe for each shot, much to his mother’s and photographer’s chagrin.
I gotta admit, I admire his wit! These pics are hysterical! 😂 – KW
12th grader wears bathrobe for senior photos: 'I'm going to be a LEGEND’ https://t.co/Lb1MPwqsdJ
— TODAY with Hoda & Jenna (@HodaAndJenna) July 17, 2019
It’s hard not to notice the latest social media challenge. I mean, everybody is doing it. Posting pics of what they could look like when they reach their senior years with help from a filter avail on FaceApp.
Seriously, I don’t have any problem at all with my friends using it. It’s just not for me. One reason is because it is VERY rare that I do what everyone else is doing. It’s just not in my nature.
But the main reason is, I’d rather let Mother Nature just take her time. Grow old gracefully. I don’t need to see the “future.” I’d be like, “OMG! Take me to the plastic surgeon right now!” No. Don’t need that kind of anxiety in my life. 😂😱
But I’m glad to know I am not alone. Cash Warren said that he’d immediately go to the gym and begin an extreme workout routine if he saw his!
And now this little bit of info about the app itself. Honestly, I don’t know if it’s true that there is the potential for data breach, but better safe than sorry, right? – KW
— ABC News (@ABC) July 17, 2019
I know it’s beach vacation season, but over the weekend, I streamed TWO cheesy Christmas movies because sometimes when it’s so hot outside, I take comfort in turning my a/c down to “Arctic”, putting on my favorite flannel jammies with snowflake print, making a cup of peppermint hot cocoa, and watching people fall in love in a Christmas tree lot. Housework doesn’t get done, but it sure does help me unwind! And cool off!
I know I can’t be the only one who will pull out a Christmas movie during the dog days of summer! So why are these movies so addicting? Why don’t cheesy Valentine’s movies have the same effect? Why doesn’t a love story set around the 4th of July cut it? I mean, fireworks? Right? Eh, it’s gotta be our love for Christmas and what it means to us. All the pretty decorations. Snow and Santa. Christmas miracles. Add a Prince Charming and it has all the makings of the perfect fairy tale. No matter the reason, the fact is, the makers of these movies have GOT us. And it shows.
If you love cheesy Christmas movies all year long, Netflix and Amazon Prime have been obliging us with some hidden jewels like “A Husband for Christmas” with Vivica A. Fox and “A Christmas Mystery” with nobody I ever heard of except John Ratzenberger, aka Cliff from “Cheers.” (No, he’s not the love interest!) Those are the two I caught this past weekend. But if you need more, Hallmark is still feeding our cheesy Christmas movie obsession with Christmas in July and here’s a nice little lineup for ya!
Check out the schedule of movies airing during Hallmark Channel’s Christmas in July!
Merry Christmas in July! – KW
I wish I would have thought of this myself! A new video from online fashion retailer ASOS shows us how to turn our regular tube socks into no-show socks for our low tops and slip ons! And honestly, I’m pretty excited to try this myself! Now…off to buy a dozen pairs of tube socks! – KW
Clearly, I woke up in an alternate universe. Is this for real???? Aquaman? At the center of internet shaming???
Jason Mamoa is getting body shamed on the internet today for this picture of him on vacation bc he’s “fat now” and has a “dad bod”… and I’m officially never taking my shirt off ever again as long as I live. Not even in the shower. pic.twitter.com/pXABzgH0Yt
— Dusty Smith 🥤 (@cultofdusty1) July 10, 2019
Yeah, some people are calling out Jason Momoa’s recent shirtless look in a very bad way.
Even 'Aquaman' star Jason Momoa can't avoid body-shamers on the internet https://t.co/zPLtArRv9Y
— TODAY with Hoda & Jenna (@HodaAndJenna) July 12, 2019
I think he looks fabulous! I don’t know about you, but I just don’t get it. 🤦🏻♀️ – KW
When you first look at it (unless you’re Cash Warren) you may see a beach with sand and rocks and a storm brewing in the background. But things aren’t always as they appear. THIS turns out to be the bottom of a dented car door. A CAR DOOR. Yeah, I cried a little.
Cash said he saw the dented door from the get-go and had a theory. He wasn’t raised around a beach, but he had plenty of cars with the bottoms messed up. Makes sense. Stephanie Taylor says she still only sees beach and I’ll admit, I’m a little jealous about that right now.
So…go ahead. Check it out. What do you see? Can you see the dented car door? – KW
if you can see a beach, ocean sky, rocks and stars then you are an artist, But its not a painting its lower part of the car gate which needs to be repaired. pic.twitter.com/dCMC49PBQS
— nayem (@nxyxm) July 2, 2019
Pop star Ed Sheeran teased on Instagram that he’ll be bringing the mullet back this Friday and alerted his photog Zakary Walters to get ready.
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Um…okay. Don’t think Ed can pull that off without some proper help. And I couldn’t think of a better person than our very own MORGAN WALLEN! But before I could even post that thought, Morgan was already on it!
Ain’t no doubt that Morgan makes that mullet look GOOD!
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Sooo…Ed might wanna go ahead and make that call now, right? 😂
I know some people are all about Crocs. Mainly, for their comfort. Even Luke Combs loves crocs and says he wears them around the house. Without socks, of course, because that would be weird. Personally, I do not like them. I think they’re ugly and honestly, I don’t think they’re very comfortable. Additionally, I don’t like the weird squeaking noise they make when people who wear them walk on floors without carpet. Like…fingernails on a chalkboard!
But now, Crocs has outdone themselves with their brand new mascot and it’s the stuff that nightmares are made of!
— New York Post (@nypost) July 9, 2019
And now, I’ll never be able to unsee it.
And sadly now, neither will you. – KW
I always hold my breath when these lists come out. Will I be dancing in my living room? Or will I need to indulge in a pint of chocolate chip ice cream? Not to brag, but all of my faves were saved…thank the network gods. The Good Doctor, A Million Little Things, God Friended Me…shows I look forward to on demand when I have the time. Did yours make the cut? Check out the list below. I’m rooting for ya! – KW
— POPSUGAR (@POPSUGAR) July 9, 2019
I don’t know about anybody else, but I think Jar Jar Binks from Star Wars Phantom Menace is kind of cute. Don’t @ me. Yes, annoying, but cute. But an astounding number of Star Wars fans believe Jar Jar is the worst character to ever hit the franchise. (The Ewoks are grateful)
I just think people love to hate him because it’s cool to hate him because everybody else hates him, but hey…what do I know?
Which is why it astounded me to see that Jar Jar was TRENDING on Twitter today! Why was Jar Jar trending some 20 years after the movie was released? Well, it looks like Jar Jar is trending because….the internet keeps asking WHY Jar Jar is trending. 😂😂😂
Sighhhhhhh. That was fun. – KW