photo of Karen Nye   Karen Nye
Managing Director: Multimedia Communications
Chicago, IL
312.595.7147

Areas of Focus: Economics and Media Analysis

Profile:
  • Oversees multimedia communications for Chief Economist Diane Swonk and her team
  • Manages television, radio and print media requests and placements
  • Edits research and commentary written for clients, staff and media
  • Produces videos and podcasts for economic analysis and other departments
  • Provides media training in onsite television studio
  • Previously served as business and economics reporter for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) television and radio news
  • More than 20 years in journalism, including economics editor for NBC News, bureau chief for CNBC London and producer for CNN
Accomplishments:
  • Gerald Loeb award for short form television, NBC Nightly News
  • Guest lecturer, Columbia University Journalism School
  • Adjunct professor & guest lecturer, New York University Department of Journalism
  • Deputy press secretary, U.S. Senator Lawton Chiles of Florida
Education:

  • B.A., English literature, University of Florida
  • MSc, economic history, London School of Economics
Affiliations: 

  • National Association for Business Economics, member
  • British American Business Council Chicago, member
  • Junior League of Chicago, sustaining member
  • North Dearborn Association, partner in preservation
  • American Friends of the London School of Economics, member
  • Junior League of London, former board member