Named one of the “Heavy Hundred” (The 100 Most Important Radio Talk Show Hosts In America) by industry bible Talkers Magazine, Karen has blazed a trail, bringing more action and less talk to the medium. She not only has some of the most provocative interviews with some of the biggest movers and shakers in the world, she is also a change agent—challenging her listeners to participate in the success they want to see and be.
Karen was awarded the Gene Burns Memorial Award for Freedom of Speech by Talkers Magazine (considered the Oscars of radio). Essence Magazine named Karen one of the “Woke100” in 2018 as a Change Agent.
She led the charge to take down the Confederate flag in South Carolina with a petition that garnered 577,000 signatures in three days in 2015. She has also used her radio platform to build the No. 1 app (Party of Lincoln) in the govtech sector and a major voter registration drive, #10for2018, for Urban View Vote.
Named one of the “Heavy Hundred” (The 100 Most Important Radio Talk Show Hosts in America) every year she’s been on SiriusXM, Karen has blazed a trail, bringing more action and less talk to the medium. She not only has some of the most provocative interviews with some of the biggest movers and shakers in the world, she is also a change agent—challenging her listeners to participate in the success they want to see and be.
A former sports and news reporter with the New York Daily News for 16 years, Karen served four of those years on the editorial board of The News, where she was a member of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize- and Polk Award-winning teams. She was also the paper’s first African-American female news columnist.
As the head of Karen Hunter Books (KHB), an imprint with Simon & Schuster, Karen has published No. 1 New York Times bestseller True You by pop icon Janet Jackson, New York Times bestselling Kris Jenner and All Things Kardashian by Kris Jenner, and New York Times bestselling Mama Dearest by the late E. Lynn Harris. In 2014, KHB released My Country ‘Tis Of Thee by Congressman Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, In the Kitchen with Kris by Kris Jenner and Thinspired by Mara Schiavocampo. Karen also published the critically acclaimed autobiographical novel An Angry-Ass Black Woman by Karen Quinones Miller.
A New Jersey native and Drew University graduate, Karen taught at NYU and is currently a full-time professor and Distinguished Lecturer at Hunter College.
ABOUT THE KAREN HUNTER SHOW
In June of 2015, Karen Hunter authored a petition calling for the removal of the confederate flag from the statehouse of South Carolina in the wake of the massacre of nine people at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. Within three days, more than 500,000 people signed that petition. Within a week, Gov. Nikki Haley vowed to take down the flag. Within two weeks, the flag was removed.
This is the power of The Karen Hunter Show. As the host often says, “The Karen Hunter Show is not a talk show, it is an “action” show!” Thought-provoking and cutting-edge, KHS features candid conversations on the topics of the day and segments with guests across a variety of mediums to empower listeners.