Karen Fuller, who joined the Wake Up Central team in 2022 as a co-anchor, has over 20 years of experience covering stories across the globe and in Arkansas.
Born and raised in Arkansas, Karen is a graduate of Drake University in Iowa where she received a B.A. in broadcasting.
She has been a news anchor for over 20 years, getting her start in Iowa before working at KATV for a decade.
Karen speaks fluent conversational French and has used that skill to report from the former French colony Cote d'Ivoire in Africa. She has also traveled to Italy, Belgium, and even Cuba in hopes of interviewing Fidel Castro.
Although the crew never got the chance to interview Castro regarding a massive shipment of rice from Arkansas following a hurricane, they were told to stay awake all night until they heard a knock on the door as Castro only conducted interviews in the middle of the night. The knock never came, but Karen and the team did interview the Secretary of Agriculture.
Some of her favorite memories include covering the Arkansas Razorbacks in the NCAA basketball tournament and the re-election of former President Bill Clinton.
Karen chose to move back to Arkansas to be closer to her mom and accept a position as an anchor with THV11. She is enjoying her new role with Hayden Balgavy and Skot Covert and with the whole team.
Karen is a mother of two. Her oldest, 21-year-old Blaise, is a junior at the University of Arkansas studying graphic design. Her youngest, 19-year-old Quinn, is in a five-year Master's program at Western Colorado State studying conservation and sustainability.
Some of her hobbies including traveling, yoga, playing with her cats, and discovering all the new restaurants that have popped in Arkansas since she left.
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