Rundlet, Karen

Journalism Program Officer | Knight Foundation

Rundlet, Karen

Karen Rundlet joined Knight Foundation in November 2015.

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.

In South Florida, she launched the Miami Herald's first video studio and led initiatives to make video integral to’s audience experience. She also spent 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 since age 9. 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/Black Archives.