Karen LeBlanc is a professional writer, journalist, and author. She writes about art, architecture, design, home interiors, fashion, personality profiles, travel and other lifestyle topics. Her articles have been published in many magazines nationwide. She is currently working on a novel and a short story collection.
Karen is the writer, producer, and host of the streaming series, The Design Tourist that brings viewers a global dose of design inspiration with episodes featuring the latest looks and trends from the world’s premier design events and shows. She also publishes a quarterly magazine on design travel.
Karen began her writing career as a TV News journalist covering Louisiana politics for the CBS affiliate and later working in Mexico at the Televisa affiliate in Cancun hosting a newscast in English for tourists. While in Mexico, Karen worked as a travel journalist writing articles for travel guides and writing, producing and hosting excursion and destination videos for the cruise industry. Today, she is an expert on design and design-inspired travel and regularly appears on HSN as a guest host and brand ambassador. Her educational credentials include a Master of Arts in Mass Communications from Northeast Louisiana University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Louisiana State University.
Throughout her career, Karen has written and produced dozens of documentaries and videos for educational, commercial, corporate, and governmental clients and appeared in many TV and video productions as a professional host.