Karen Scullin - KMSP-TV

Karen Scullin

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FOX 9 welcomed Karen Scullin at the start of the 2005 Minnesota State Fair. She came to us from Philadelphia’s CBS 3, where Karen reported and anchored weekend mornings.

Prior to Philly, Karen was KSL-TV’s crime reporter for the Salt Lake City area.  She covered major stories such as the kidnapping and return of Elizabeth Smart.  Other places benefiting from Karen's talents include WEHT in Evansville, Indiana and WXVT in Greenville, Mississippi (where she was a “one man band” in addition to the folks of Mt. Vernon, Illinois.  


Karen grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from Syracuse University. Outside of work she spends time with her family: husband Dan, sons Jack and Max. Karen and her husband love to snow ski, boat and travel. They’re both from the Midwest and are thrilled to be in the Minneapolis area. They love all the lakes, the trails, and most of all, the friendly people!

What was your favorite story to work on?
I have two. The 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. And the disappearance and return of Elizabeth Smart.
 

Are you on Facebook?
Sort of
 

What’s on your iPod?
I haven’t updated it since I’ve had kids!!! So I'm stuck with “Get your Eagle on and Sk8er Boy;
 

Most memorable moments in my career?
My most memorable moment in my career is when a gunman (turned out to be a woman) starting shooting into the newsroom and all around the building where I worked. We had to run and hide until the SWAT team came in and told us to run as fast as we could across the street and then I had to turn around and report on it. Several people were shot, one woman died.

My second most memorable moment is a two-parter: when Elizabeth Smart came walking home one day and no one believed it and when I hiked for six hours in the mountains searching for the "lean-to" where she was held captive, and found it.

Five or more people (dead or alive) you would most want to have dinner with?
Mother Theresa ( needs no explanation)
Diane Sawyer ( I could learn a lot from her)
My husband Dan (alone time is rare with two little ones)
Justin Timberlake (he seems like a cool guy, and he brought Sexy back... so why not?)
Ellen Degeneres (for a good laugh)
Denzel Washington, Matthew McConaughey _ (they're hot)
 

Favorite TV shows/Movies?
(keep in mind I haven't seen any movies lately other than cartoons)
The Hunt for Red October
Good Will Hunting
Pretty Woman
 

Favorite sports team?
Miami Dolphins. It's my husband's favorite and now my son's favorite -- so I'm surrounded by turquoise and orange. Easier to give in.
Hometown
St. Louis, MO
College
Syracuse University

When did you join FOX 9?
August 2005
 

Biggest pet peeves?
Really bad commercials
Eighties hair
Bad Breath where the source is unidentifiable
People who don’t realize when you need to make the best out of a bad situation
People who make mountains out of mole hills .. get over it!;
 

Guilty pleasures?
Reality TV --- Real World, The Hills, The City --- Housewives of Orange County --- and of course American Idol

Family/pets?
4 minnows my 3 1/2; year old brought home from the Chaska Ice Fishing Contest. They wouldn't die eating crackers and living in tap water in my egg salad bowl.. .so we figured they deserved a real home.

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