In her role at Bloomberg News, Karen Amanda Toulon identifies and develops global talent for the company’s broadcast operations — powered by more than 2,700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries.
Karen’s duties include on-air coaching for print journalists, researchers and broadcast staff; cross-platform content development; university programming/instruction; and other internal and external initiatives that support Bloomberg’s reporting, staff development and news leadership efforts. From 2007-2015, Karen served as New York Bureau Chief. Her previous roles include: Executive Editor, Global Newsmakers; Team Leader, U.S. Broadcast Interviews; and Team Leader, U.S. Affiliates TV.
In her role, Karen has worked with staff across the U.S. and Canada, Sao Paulo, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Taipei. Karen joined Bloomberg News in December 1999 after positions at Reuters, CNBC, and the CBS Radio Network. At Reuters, Karen was the Managing Editor – Americas, for Reuters Financial TV and Deputy Managing Editor – Reuters America. At CNBC, Karen was one of two Supervising Producers for daytime TV, after many years of line producing. At CBS, Karen worked with Business Update, a business news broadcast produced by CBS for American Public Radio.A graduate of Dartmouth College, Karen earned an MS from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, with a concentration in broadcast.
Karen is a member of the board of directors of the Committee to Project Journalists, where she serves as the president of the Leadership Council and sits on the Nominations Committee. She is the chair of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism Alumni Board, and the secretary of the Overseas Press Club Foundation Board. She is a member of the Economic Club of New York and the Newswomen’s Club of New York. She is active in Bloomberg’s news literacy, leadership and diversity programs for young people.
Born in London and raised in New York, Karen and her family live in Chatham, New Jersey.