Karen Zatkulak is happy to join the News 13 team as Live Desk Anchor for News 13 This Morning and an Investigative Reporter in the evenings.
Karen comes to North Carolina from Idaho, where she worked as an investigative reporter and anchor. During her four years in Boise, she was awarded the Idaho Press Club's Reporter of the Year, along with several honors for her investigations.
Before Boise, Karen worked for several years at WTVC in Chattanooga, Tennessee. While there, she covered the deadly tornadoes of 2011, and reported on the growing gang problem throughout the city.
Karen graduated from the University of South Carolina Honors College, where she majored in Broadcast Journalism. She then landed her first job at WDNN in Dalton, Georgia, where she reported and anchored.
Karen enjoys meeting new people every day and telling their stories. Her passion lies in uncovering issues that truly affect families, and exposing truths that prompt changes throughout the community. When she’s not working, Karen is busy spending time with her husband and two young kids, along with running, rafting, skiing and backpacking. She is excited to explore the outdoor adventures that Western North Carolina has to offer. She is also glad to be closer to relatives and friends on the east coast.