Karen Gray Houston is an award-winning journalist, whose career in broadcast news has spanned 41 years at radio and television stations and networks in Boston, New York City and Washington, DC. She retired from WTTG-TV, Fox-5 in Washington, DC, in May of 2014 after nearly 20 years as a local news reporter. Karen worked as a radio and TV correspondent for NBC News covering the Reagan White House, was a reporter/anchor for WTOP News-radio in DC and WHDH-AM in Boston and anchored on the ABC Radio Network. Karen was a writer/associate producer at WCBS-TV in New York and a reporter/writer/editor with United Press International in Boston. Karen is a multiple Emmy nominee.
Over the years she was a frequent guest journalist on various public affairs interview programs on WRC-TV, WETA-TV, WHUT-TV, WAMU Radio and C-SPAN. Karen graduated from Columbia University with a master’s degree in Journalism and cum laude from Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and was born in Montgomery, Alabama. Since retiring, Karen has penned the memoir, Daughter of the Boycott and spent a year contributing to an opinion page column (Alabama Voices) in the Montgomery Advertiser newspaper.