Karen Attiah is a Ghanaian-American freelance journalist currently residing in New York. She has written for Huffington Post, Columbia University’s Morningside Post, Sahara Reporters and America.gov among other sites. She has also done multimedia stories for Voice of America and America Abroad Media.
Karen writes frequently about West Africa, international political development, 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 the role of diaspora communities.
Karen has made appearances on 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 email@example.com. You can also find her on Twitter at @karenattiah