As a co-host of the Jeff O’Neil morning show, Karen Khunkhun enjoys waking the city up with a little music and a ton of fun. Her big break in radio came as a traffic reporter on the popular Larry & Willy morning show. From traffic reporter to show producer at CFOX, it was only natural for Karen to take on other exciting challenges – TV. Karen started at City TV with their Breakfast Show, entertainment specials and as the community events spokesperson. Her career has spanned the broadcast spectrum from the weekend weather-caster for CTV News and later CBC Television.
With a particular knack for entertainment journalism, Karen has had the opportunity to interview an array of celebrity figures including Jim Carey, Kate Beckinsale and Ray Liotta. Interviewing the stars has led to many memorable moments ranging from an impromptu Vegas poker match with Bradley Cooper and the cast of The Hangover to being served cocktails by Motley Crue’s infamous drummer, Tommy Lee.
Karen had a baby girl in 2010 and then returned to work to join The Jeff O’Neil Show on CFOX. In addition to spending her free time acting, she has launched a new video series with The Vancouver Sun called ‘Letters to a Younger Me’ – featuring local celebrities and inspirational figures sharing the advice they would give to their younger self.
Karen holds many charitable initiatives close to her heart. She is a big supporter of Pink Shirt Day, Anti Bullying Campaign and has been the Co-MC of the Pink Shirt Day Ladies Luncheon since it’s inception in 2012. Karen proudly supports the Santa Fox Food Drive, where the food any money raised goes to Lower Mainland Food Banks. She served as a Media Ambassador for Woman2Warrior, benefitting Easter Seals Camps in BC and most recently Karen took part in The Covenant House Sleep Out, working to help keep homeless youth of the streets of Vancouver.