USC Annenberg School For Communication and Journalism


Karen Lowe

Executive Producer, Bending Borders; Adjunct Instructor, Annenberg School of Communications and Journalism

Karen Lowe is teaches the creative audio podcast, Detours, and is an editor on the ARN radio show.

She is a multi-lingual, award-winning journalist with more than 20 years experience writing, reporting, and editing news stories from around the world.

Between 2000-2008, she was the senior foreign editor of Marketplace Radio, a public radio program that airs daily on approximately 400 stations nationwide with a weekly audience of 9 million listeners. Prior to Marketplace she was a reporter and editor for Agence France-Presse, covering stories about Asia and Latin America before heading up the west coast bureau.

Recognition of her work includes the 2006 National Press Foundation Award for an investigative series on congressional lobbying; Overseas Press Club Award in 2003 for a story on the AIDS epidemic in Uganda; and the 2004 Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award honorable mention and Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize for a six-part series on U.S. contractor corruption in Iraq.