KESQ News Channel 3 News Anchor
Karen Devine is an award winning journalist who brings over 21 years of local news experience to KESQ News Channel 3.
Covering the stories most important to our viewers, Karen gets the big interviews that impact the Coachella Valley. Including most recently,
Late Night talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel, Journalist Katie Couric and live coverage from the tarmac at the Palm Springs International Airport
when President Obama came to town for a three day summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Karen is a two-time regional Edward R. Murrow Award winner. In 2013, Karen took home the prize for her special report, "Right to Die." The story highlighted the trials and tribulations of an elderly Palm Springs man accused of killing his terminally ill wife.
In 2011, the Murrow Award was presented for Karen's 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.
Karen was recognized by Assemblyman Brian Nestande and presented with the 2013 Woman of Distinction Award. 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 California 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 News Anchor, reported on the big stories in the valley and served as News Director for four years.
You can watch Karen weeknights at 5, 6 & 11 p.m. on KESQ News Channel 3.