Karen Holmes Ward Profile
Karen Holmes Ward is an American award-winning journalist working for WCVB-TV in Boston, Massachusetts. She joined the station in the year 1981.
Karen Holmes Ward Career
Holmes Ward serves at WCVB-TV as the Director of Public Affairs and Community Services, as well as the host and executive producer of CityLine, a weekly magazine program that highlights the accomplishments, concerns, and issues that people of color face in Boston and its suburbs. Karen has interviewed a number of celebrities, including Oscar winners Regina King, Lupita Nyong’o, Forest Whitaker, Octavia Spencer, Denzel Washington, Louis Gossett Jr., Barry Jenkins, and Spike Lee. CityLine has received numerous Emmy nominations and has been named the Associated Press Massachusetts/Rhode Island’s “Best” Public Affairs Program.
Karen is also in charge of WCVB’s public service and community outreach initiatives, which include the station’s work on Five Fixer Upper, which renews and refurbishes common spaces for local nonprofits, and Extreme Makeover: My Hometown, which raises awareness about the need for affordable housing in the Greater Boston area.
She played a key role in the launch of Commonwealth 5, WCVB’s first-of-its-kind web-based initiative that encouraged philanthropy by connecting viewers with non-profits via the Internet. The program’s success was recognized with a nomination for a National Emmy Award. Return to Glory, a one-hour prime-time documentary hosted by Emmy Award-winning actor Andre Braugher about the famed Massachusetts 54th Regiment, featured Karen as Executive Producer. Return to Glory was a nationally syndicated show that aired in over 80% of the country.
Karen received honorary doctorates in humane letters and communications from Boston University, Cambridge College, and Merrimack College. She graduated from Boston University’s School of Public Communications. She was inducted into the 2018 Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame, an honor given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the broadcasting industry in Massachusetts.
Karen Holmes Ward Age
Karen’s age is unknown for she has managed to keep her personal life private. It is therefore not known how old Karen is or when she celebrates her birthday. However, she might be in her 6os.
Quick Facts About Karen Holmes Ward
|Full Name||Karen Holmes Ward|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
Karen Holmes Ward Height
Holmes stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.67 m).
Karen Holmes Ward Family/ Parents
Information regarding Karen’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Karen Holmes Ward Husband/ Children
Holmes was married to Forrest Ward. Her husband died on May 23, 2015. Karen is a mother to Adina Madden Isaac and Taylor Ross Ward, two grown-up daughters.
Karen Holmes Ward Salary
Being one of the top journalists for WCVB, Karen earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Karen Holmes Ward’s Net Worth
Holmes Ward has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a Director of Public Affairs and Community Services at WCVB, as well as the host and executive producer.
Karen Holmes Ward WCVB Channel 5
At WCVB Channel 5 Ward works alongside;
- Antoinette Antonio
- Shaun Chaiyabhat
- Jennifer Eagan
- Anthony Everett
- Ed Harding
- Doug Meehan
- Nathalie Pozo
- Ted Reinstein
- Rhondella Richardson
- Emily Riemer
- Mary Saladna
- Shayna Seymour
- Ben Simmoneau
- Maria Stephanos