Karen Holmes Ward

September 20, 2021

Karen Holmes Ward is the Director of Public Affairs and Community Services as well as host and executive producer of CityLine, WCVB-TV’s award-winning weekly magazine program. Holmes Ward oversees the station’s public service and community outreach efforts earning national recognition, including an Emmy nomination and a National Association of Broadcasters ‘Service to Community in Television’ award for the station’s efforts during and following the Boston Marathon attack. A graduate of Boston University’s School of Public Communications (now COM), Karen has received numerous awards for her work including the National Association of Black Journalists Region I Journalist of the Year; the ‘Silver Circle’ Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences; the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association Lifetime Achievement Award, and has received honorary doctorates from Merrimack College, Cambridge College and Boston University.

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