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Veteran LGBT news reporter
Karen Ocamb is the news editor for Frontiers In LA magazine, the LGBT publication “of record” for the Los Angeles area. Karen also blogs at LGBT POV.
She is an award-winning journalist with over 30 years of experience, having started her career at CBS News in New York where she clerked for Dan Rather and Bob Schieffer. She eventually became a producer, leaving CBS News after producing coverage of the 1984 Olympics for CBS affiliates.
As a freelance reporter and independent producer in LA., Karen produced, hosted and was a guest on many local public affairs shows. She has contributed to numerous media outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, TV Guide Online, The Advocate, Frontiers Magazine, OutQ News on Sirius Satellite Radio, Gaywired.com, and The Bilerico Project.
Karen also headed the L.A. Sunshine Coalition that advocated for open government issues on behalf of the L.A. Press Cub, the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association/LA, among other groups. In 2004 Karen was named Woman of the Year by Christopher Street West, organizers of L.A.’s annual LGBT Pride event. The LA Weekly named Karen one of their People of the Year in 2008.