Karen Johnson

Meteorologist / Host

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WORK EXPERIENCE
 
CHCH TV, HAMILTON.ON. (November 2014 to present)  
Weather Anchor freelance News Now and 11pm Newscast
Produce and prepare forecast for live Show using WSI
 
CTV, CANADA AM, SCARBOROUGH, ON. (November 2012 to August 2013)
Back up WEATHER and SPORTS ANCHOR
 
MASALA MOMMAS WEB SERIES, TORONTO,ON  (October 2013 to present)
Co-Host of Parenting web series based on on-line magazine. 
 
THE WEATHER NETWORK, MISSISSAUGA, ON (June 2011- March 2012) 
Returned from maternity leave 
National Evening Anchor for The Weather Network
 
THE SOUTH ASIAN TASTING TABLE (PILOT and Website)  (March 2011)
Creator, writer, producer and host of new half hour cooking show
www.thesouthasiantastingtable.com  (view pilot) 
 
THE WEATHER NETWORK, MISSISSAUGA.ON    (November 2002 to June 2010) 
On-air Local morning weather and news anchor for The Weather Network 
Morning Anchor GMT. (Good Morning Toronto) 
(Maternity leave - June 1,2010 - July, 2011) 
 
A-CHANNEL, EDMONTON, ALBERTA   (November 2001-April 2002)
Weather Anchor and News Writer (international and national news) for the Morning show and Noon Newscast.  Fill in Weather anchor for the 6:00 pm newscast
 
DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS 2000   (New York, May 2000)
Freelance reporter (red carpet and daytime) for Global TV (Toronto)
Duties Included: interviewed cast members from the Young and The Restless and variety of daytime shows
 
GRAMMY AWARDS 2000 (Los Angeles, February 2000)
Freelance reporter
 
CELEBRITY SOUND-OFF PILOT (January 2000)
Host/producer/creator of Celebrity Sound-Off
A half hour interview entertainment show about social issues
 
CFMT TELEVISION, TORONTO (February 1999-2000) Show is currently in repeats Nationally 
Co-host of the Veggie Table
On air talent of a half hour cooking show
Show sold internationally & national airing on Prime Network and Omni TV.
 
CFMT TELEVISION, TORONTO (January 1998-November 2001)
Host of “Bollywood  Blvd”.
Responsible for hosting entertainment show, producing and reporting local feature stories
 
CFMT TELEVISION, TORONTO (September 1994-1998)
General Assignment Reporter, South Asian Newsweek 
Entertainment Reporter /Anchor from desk (1996)
Substitute Host for Show (1996)
Duties Included: reporting, writing and producing feature stories for weekly news magazine show
 
Internship (May 1994-July 1994)
CFTO TELEVISION, TORONTO
Duties Included: writing and research 
 
SPECIAL PROJECTS
 
SOUTH ASIAN TASTING TABLE (April 2011) 
Pilot and Supporting Website
Created, written and produced by Karen Johnson. A non traditional half hour cooking show specializing in Vegetarian and non -vegetarian cooking . South Asian cooking made easy as 1,2,3!
Currently in Distribution
 
 
EDUCATION
 
HUMBER COLLEGE, Etobicoke, Ontario
Radio Broadcasting (1993/94)
 
YORK UNIVERSITY, Toronto, Ontario 
Political Science (1990)
 
ACHIEVEMENTS
 
Public Speaking Awards
 
ORGANIZATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
 
Committee Member and Gala MC for IJM –Internal Justice Mission 2012-to present
 
Pathways to Education Committee Member – 2011-2013
 
Member of WIFT: Women in Film and Television
 
Member of CMOS 
Canadian Meteorological & Oceanographic Society 
JANUARY 2002 - PRESENT
 
Member of Women in Biz   APRIL 2012
 
 


Karen Johnson

Represented by:

David Brunner
(484) 695-5187

dbandassociates@msn.com

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