NEW: Karen Rezendes Named News Director at WPRI
Thursday, November 01, 2012
Patrick Wholey, President and General Manager of WPRI 12, Fox Providence, and myRITV, is pleased to announce the promotion of Karen Rezendes to News Director for Eyewitness News. Karen has been the Assistant News Director and Manager of Special Projects for the past several years.
“For the past sixteen years, Karen has played a key role in successfully growing our Eyewitness News ratings. She’s a great leader and possesses an incredible news instinct,” says Wholey. “Karen has been instrumental in developing and growing our Target 12 investigative brand and our Eyewitness News brand across all platforms. She’s the perfect person to continue the momentum and success of our news stations and will continue to provide viewers with the high quality of news coverage they’ve come to expect from Eyewitness News.”
After getting her Bachelor of Arts degree from Bridgewater State College, Karen joined the Eyewitness News team in 1989 as a newscast producer and assignment editor. In 1992, she went to work for WTKR in Norfolk VA as a Producer. An Emmy award winner, she returned to Eyewitness News in 1996 as Producer and then moved to the position of Assistant News Director and Manager of Special Projects.
During her time as Assistant News Director, the station has won numerous awards, including being named the AP News Station of the Year for an unprecedented nine years in a row.
Karen and her husband are lifelong Rhode Islanders and have four children.