BWIR EXECUTIVE BOARD
Established in 2016, the Black Women in Radio Executive Board is comprised of multi-talented creatives who are committed to helping BWIR make a positive impact in the lives of other professionals and students who have interest in entering the market. They are also working to create innovative ways to expand media awareness, plan events, research and promote our history. This Executive Board brings over 150 years of professional experience and expertise that is divided into nine leadership roles.
Karen M. Turner is an associate professor and director of the broadcast journalism concentration in the Department of Journalism at Temple University. Turner served as department chair from 2000-2003, is a past president of the Faculty Senate and a founding member and currently director of Temple’s Academic Center on Research in Diversity (ACCORD). She received Temple’s highest teaching honor in 2021 – The Great Teacher award. Before joining Temple, Turner worked as an American Bar Association Staff Director, Philadelphia mayoral press secretary for then Mayor Ed Rendell, a broadcast journalist and a talk radio interviewer.