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Interview with Karen Hunter of SiriusXm

Interview with Karen Hunter of SiriusXm

#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino spoke with Karen Hunter about the beginning of her career up through her wild success in journalism, book-writing, radio, and more.

Karen was born and raised in East Orange, New Jersey. She attended Catholic school before studying at Drew University in Madison, NJ. She had intentions to be a lawyer, but after taking the LSATs she decided to try a different path.

Her first job was at a local newspaper, the News Record, in South Orange, NJ. She worked there for three months before landing a job at the Star Ledger. Inspired by writer Filip Bondy, she called up the New York Daily News every day asking for a job.

After winning a Polk Award and Pulitzer Prize for her work at the New York Daily News, she met with L.L. Cool J about writing his memoir. This launched her book-writing career where she wrote memoirs for over thirty people, including fellow #HipNJ native, and Janet Jackson.

Karen then decided to open her own publishing house, after writing five New York Times best sellers.

In the interview Karen tells us, “everything that you pour forth has to move people in some way if you’re going to entertain them and you’re going to educate them… you’re going to inspire them… and so that’s been a thread that I’ve sewn through every single piece of my career. Every book that I’ve put my name on, when you pick it up, you will walk away with something of value.”

Karen’s transition to radio began when she filled in for a morning show host who was on vacation. She was then offered a full-time radio position. Talker’s Magazine declared Karen one of the top 100 talk show hosts in the country.

Now Karen hosts the Karen Hunter Show on Urban View, channel 126 on SiriusXM. She is also a full-time professor and Distinguished Lecturer in the Film & Media Department at Hunter College.

For more on Karen and all of her endeavors, follow her on Twitter!

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Lisa Marie Latino

Lisa Marie Falbo (Latino) is CEO and executive producer of Long Shot Productions, a full-service media production company based in Fairfield, New Jersey. Latino’s career has produced numerous commercial, corporate, and entertainment programs that have taken her throughout the United States as well as Europe. In 2014, Latino co-launched Hip New Jersey a lifestyle program featuring the latest trends around the Garden State. She serves as the television show’s executive producer and host. Hip New Jersey can be seen on HometowneTV, NJ on Air and HipNewJersey.com. Latino has appeared on a wide variety of local television, network cable, and radio shows, including TLC’s Cake Boss, SNY’s Oh Yeah and on WFAN Sports Radio. She also works in-season for the New York Giants Radio Network, and has served as an adjunct broadcasting professor at Seton Hall University. In 2016, Latino added published author to her lofty resume with the release of her debut novel, Ten Years Later. In 2017, “TYL” won Best Fiction at the Independent Authors Book Expo. Latino graduated from Montclair State University in 2006 with a degree in broadcasting and speech communication.

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