Karen Swensen

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Karen Swensen

Karen Swensen

Karen Swensen- Biography

Karen Swensen is a well-known journalist and reporter best recognized for her work with the WWL channel. For numerous years, the award-winning journalist has been a household name and is well-respected. She is frequently referred to as the “Greatest of All Time.”

What is the Net Worth of Karen Swensen? Salary, Earnings

Karen Swensen has been a journalist since the early 1990s and has amassed a substantial fortune over the years. She earns an average of $68k per year and has a net worth of roughly $1 million as of 2022.

Karen Swensen- Birth, Age, Ethnicity, Siblings, Education

Karen Swensen was born on March 2nd in the United States, although her exact year and location of birth have not been disclosed. She grew up in a white Christian home and is thought to be her parents’ only child. Aside from that, she has never revealed any information about her parents or family members and chooses to live a quiet life. Karen finished her schooling at Penn State University, where she majored in political science and Spanish and earned a bachelor’s degree. In 2017, she graduated from Loyola University’s Institute of Politics with a degree in journalism and broadcasting. Holy Cross University also awarded her a Ph.D.

Quick Facts

Real NameKaren Swensen
Birth Date1969
Age (as of 2022)52 Years
Birth PlaceNew York, USA
Sun sign

Karen Swensen- Relationship, Married Life

Karen was married to her late husband, John Ronquillo, who died of cancer in 2018. Her husband worked as a cop in New Orleans. Karen currently lives with her daughter Catherine and son Matthew after being married for nearly 18 years.

Karen Swensen- Professional Career

Karen began her media career as a morning news anchor for the NECN station in Boston. She also worked as a documentary producer for the network, where she spent five years. Meanwhile, she directed the documentary “Katrina Flood of Tears.” In the 1990s, she began working as a desk assistant at WWL-TV, a CBS affiliate. She read the nightly, one-minute hourly news while working for the channel. Karen was eventually promoted to Eyewitness News as a reporter and began co-anchoring Eyewitness Investigation News with a friend and colleague, Hoda Kotb.

During her time at WWL, she aggressively covered the Katrina hurricane. She has received a great deal of respect and acclaim for her work as an investigative reporter throughout the years. Swensen has received the Gabriel Award, the Garcia Award, the Associated Press Award, and the Club Award in recognition of her work. She has also received five Emmy Awards. She owns a T-shirt company called Life’s About Change in addition to her journalism work. Her company’s profits are donated to cancer research institutes. This month, she announced her retirement from journalism, and she has received a lot of affection from her fans, admirers, and colleagues.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Hair color

Heightin feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
Weightin Kilograms – 58 kg  –  in Pounds –  127 lbs
Shoe Size7 (U.S.)
Hair ColorDark Brown
Eye ColorBrown
Body TypeSlim

Social Media Details

Karen has been quite active on social media, and she presently has 5270 followers on her Instagram account. She routinely posts on her job, her children, and her life experiences. She has had a Twitter account since 2011 and has 9847 followers.


  1. Karen has known colleague Hoda Kotb since 1994 when the two first met at WWL-TV.
  2. She was the only female journalist that covered the Katerina Hurricane for WWL.
  3. Karen was one of the few journalists who stayed behind to cover the Katerina hurricane while her own daughter was evacuated.
  4. For her work as an investigative journalist, she has received six Edward R Murrow regional honors.

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