Karen Tararache joined WNYT in July 2016 as a reporter and co-anchor of NewsChannel 13 Live at 11. You may also catch Karen filling in on anchor duties at 4 p.m., 5 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. during the week.
Karen was the lead reporter on New York’s Gubernatorial Election in 2018.
She also covered the 2016 Presidential Election, travelling to Hofstra University to report on the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and was live at the Javits Center in Manhattan, when Clinton lost to President Trump.
Prior to her arrival at NewsChannel 13, Karen worked for Time Warner Cable News (Spectrum News) for three and a half years. She says traveling to Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia to report on Pope Francis’ first visit to the United States was, “an unforgettable experience.”
Karen worked at Russia Today in Moscow for a year, extensively covering the “Snow Revolution” in 2011. Claims of fraud within the Russian election process caused protestors to hit the -40 degree streets to demand fair elections. For her reporting during the Russian Presidential Election in 2012, Karen received a letter of excellence from President Vladimir Putin.
Karen initially pursued a career in the arts, studying at the famed Moscow Art Theatre Conservatory in Russia and later co-founded Studio Six Theatre Company in New York City. Karen loves performing but rarely has the time to pursue the stage, because of her evening schedule at NewsChannel 13.
Karen and her husband, Jim are certified nutrition coaches. Jim is also a triathlon coach. The importance of eating well & maintaining physical activity in any form is what led them to create, SENS Fitness. Through their online nutrition coaching company, they have helped hundreds across the United States lose weight, gain confidence and reverse chronic health issues.
Karen and Jim live in Troy with their daughter, Gia and Beagle-Jack Russell, Zenyatta.
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