Karen Koh is a broadcast media professional and familiar face and voice to many viewers and listeners in Asia. Her background is in television news and current affairs, and she has anchored and reported for BBC World, CNBC Asia, CNN International, STAR TV, Thomson Reuters and WSJ Digital. She’s also a regular co-host on RTHK Radio 3’s flagship current affairs show “Backchat” and produces and hosts a series on gender issues called “The Agender Café”.
In the course of her 20+ years of international experience she has interviewed a range of people from heads of state to corporate and non-profit leaders.
Karen frequently MC’s and moderates a variety of events, including the Asian Financial Forum, the Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference, and the DHL/SCMP Business Awards. She has also moderated private events for clients in the financial services, luxury and consulting sectors.
Karen conducts media and presentation skills training for corporate, public and education sector clients. She has designed and taught courses for the Hong Kong Police, the Independent Commission Against Corruption, and companies such as Goldman Sachs, Richemont Group, and Swire Properties. She has also trained text and print journalists from Thomson Reuters and WSJ in live TV and video package skills.
Karen also serves on the Board of Directors of EngenderHealth, a US-based NGO working in the field of global sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Karen has lived in Sydney, Singapore, London and Hong Kong and is married with three sons.