KESQ News Channel 3 News Anchor
Karen Devine is an award winning journalist who brings almost 20 years of local news experience to KESQ.
Covering the stories most important to our viewers, Karen gets the big interviews that impact the Coachella Valley.
In 2011, Karen won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for her two part series, "It Happens to Boys." The series dealt with the troubling truths of child sexual abuse.
In 2009, Karen took home an Emmy for her in depth coverage of prescription drug abuse and teens. She's received four other Emmy Awards highlighting her hard work and dedication to broadcast journalism.
California Senator Jim Battin named Karen Woman of the Year in 2007.The Coachella Valley community is very important to Karen who headlines numerous speaking engagements every year. Readers of The Desert Sun Newspaper voted Karen "Best of the Best" three times. Readers of Palm Springs Life Magazine voted her "Most Popular" news personality in the valley.
Karen graduated from Cal State University, Fullerton. She started her career working behind the scenes on CNN's "Showbiz Today." She worked two years for the City of Walnut on a weekly news program. Karen joined KMIR , the NBC affiliate in the desert in 1992. During her 17 years there she was the primary Anchor, reported on the big stories in the valley and served as News Director for four years.
Karen currently co-anchors the 5, 6 & 11 o'clock news on KESQ News Channel 3.
Married with two sons, Karen feels truly blessed to call the Coachella Valley home.