About Karen Kalish

Karen Kalish is the energetic Founder and President of Kalish Communications. She brings more than 25 years of media experience to the company.

As a well-known consumer advocate and publisher of a consumer newsletter, Karen began her media career in the 1970s appearing as a monthly guest on TV talk shows across the country. She learned early on how important it is to have a message and how easy it is to be sidetracked by reporters.

She became the consumer and investigative television reporter and talk show host for the CBS television station in Washington, D.C., the consumer reporter for the All News Radio station and wrote for both the Washington Post and the Washington Star.

In 1978 she became the consumer and investigative reporter for WLS-TV, the ABC-TV station in Chicago, and later, the Washington, D.C. reporter and producer for Entertainment Tonight. In 1987, she started Kalish Communications to teach clients how to give media interviews without putting their feet in their mouth (and how to take them out if they already have!), and how to write and give dynamic speeches and presentations that keep audiences alert and awake.

She is the author of two books, How to Give a Terrific Presentation and, for the National League of Cities, Dealing Effectively with the Media.

Karen has a master's degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and maintains an active involvement in her community. She is the founder an educational leadership program for high school students and has served on the Boards of Directors of many nonprofit organizations.

Karen combines energy, vitality, integrity, humor and a direct, no-nonsense approach with critical hands-on media experience.

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