Karen Rundlet

Director/Journalism, Knight Foundation

Rundlet was chair of the ISOJ 2022 workshop “Tools and resources for local news organizations.” Watch her presentation here.

Karen Rundlet is a journalism program officer at Knight Foundation. A journalist, Rundlet spent the first part of her career working as a television news producer in Miami (WPLG-TV), Atlanta (WAGA-TV) and New York (WNBC-TV). During those years, she produced long-form programs and live newscasts, covering events such as 9/11 and Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma.

In South Florida, she launched the Miami Herald’s first video studio and led initiatives to make video integral to miamiherald.com’s audience experience. During that time, she also spent almost four years as a contributing reporter to various public radio newsrooms, including WLRN/Miami Herald News and American Public Media’s “Marketplace.”

A native of Jamaica, Rundlet was raised in Miami. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University and was a Maynard Media Academy Fellow. Rundlet also serves on the board of Miami’s Lyric Theater.