Welcome to Karen-Datangel.net!


Hello. I’m Karen.

I used to know for sure what I wanted to be, but now I’m not so sure. That’s the beauty of this young life of mine—always discovering new things and new interests.

Here’s what I do know: My humble beginnings consisted of taking random student surveys, covering major campus events, and interviewing athletes and faculty members at my high school and manning the concession stand and selling tickets at my local cinema’s box office on the side. In college and thereafter, I spent hours editing videos in the newsroom, went to Los Angeles for a summer to hit red carpets and parties, conversed with celebrities and filmmakers of varying degrees of fame there and here in the Bay Area, and reviewed a multitude of films, albums, concerts, and theater productions. I went from teenage multiplex worker and school newspaper editor to budding video producer/Hollywood correspondent/online writer and blogger extraordinaire. Life hasn’t been the same since, but as U2 would sing, I still haven’t found what I’m looking for.

Nowadays, I feel that my future is unlimited, though I still aspire to write and create fun and engaging content for a living. My passion will always be crafting ways with words. Whatever path I choose to pursue, I’m ready to make a mark.

My website contains my extensive editorial portfolio featuring samples of my original work over the years, as well as detailed information about me and my background in media and the general workforce. It will be updated regularly as I continue my journey. I hope you join me, and if you’re looking for someone to help you in your professional ventures, I might be your person!

Oh, and please excuse my dust. I do my best to keep my information accurate, but some pages may be outdated. I’m simply a busy bee these days! Please feel free to contact me personally if you need some sort of update.

Be sure to also check out my journalist profile on Muck Rack, which highlights more of my most recent work and subjects I cover, and feel free to connect with me on the social networks listed on my About.me page.

See you on the Web!