Karen Attiah is a Ghanaian-American journalist currently residing in Washington D.C. She is currently the Washington Post deputy Digital editor for the Opinions section. She has formerly a freelance reporter for the Associated Press while based in Willemstad, Curacao. She written for Al Jazeera, The Haitian Times, Columbia University’s Morningside Post, Sahara Reporters and America.gov among other sites. She has also done multimedia and radio stories for Voice of America and America Abroad Media.
Karen writes frequently about the Caribbean, West Africa, international political development, race, gender, culture, and the role of both new media and traditional journalism in developing countries. As the daughter of Ghanaian immigrants, she also holds interests in examining migration and African diaspora communities around the world.
Karen has made television appearances on Al Jazeera Investigates, TVOne, MTV Base, WBAI 99.5 FM and Al Jazeera’s The Stream.
Karen holds a Master’s Degree of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where she studied Human Rights and International Media. She was a Fulbright Scholar to Ghana in 2008. Karen graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor’s in Communication Studies. She is proud to call Dallas, Texas her hometown.
Karen can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find her doing the 140-character thing on Twitter at @karenattiah. And on Instagram at karenattiah.