Karen Loftus joined the WDBJ7 team as a the Weekend Sports Anchor/ Reporter in September of 2011. Before coming to Roanoke, she worked at WHAG in Hagerstown, Maryland as their Sports Director.
She is a 2006 graduate of the University of Richmond, where she earned a B.A. in Journalism with a minor in Rhetoric and Communication Studies. While at Richmond, Karen was a reporter and assistant copy editor for the school newspaper, The Collegian, and also played club volleyball. She also interned with the sports department at WTVR in Richmond.
Originally from Mt. Airy, Maryland, Karen is excited about the move to Southwest Virginia and getting to cover all the great sports in the area. She grew-up going to Smith Mountain Lake with her family and is happy to be living nearby in the Star City. She has always had a passion for sports and stands by the Caps, Skins and O’s no matter what. When she’s not reporting on sports, Karen spends a lot of her free time playing them. She enjoys playing volleyball, basketball, tennis, going to the gym and running. She also loves to travel and spend time with her family and friends.