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Karen Holmes Ward

Executive Producer, CityLine

Karen Holmes Ward is WCVB's Director of Public Affairs and Community Services as well as host and executive producer of CityLine, the station's award-winning weekly magazine program which addresses the accomplishments, concerns and issues facing people of color living in Boston and its suburbs. Her career as an award winning journalist has spanned nearly four decades and has brought her to far reaching places across the globe including Israel, the Soviet Union, and South Africa. Over the years, Holmes Ward has served on the Board of Advisors for the Greater Boston Food Bank, Pine Street Inn, MSPCC (Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) and the YWCA of Boston Aswalos House Transitional Housing Program. She is currently on the Board of Tenacity, a local organization that provides a Pathway to Post Secondary Success for under-served urban youth. She has received numerous awards for her work in the community, including the Boston Jaycees Ten Outstanding Young Leaders Award, National Association of Black Journalists Region I Journalist of the Year, Big Sister of Greater Boston Achievement Award, Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts President's Award, and Women of Courage and Conviction Award from the Greater Boston Section National Council of Negro Women, Inc.