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Karen K. Ho is a full-time freelance writer and reporter for a variety of outlets covering the intersection of business, culture, and media. She splits her time between Toronto and New York.

Before going freelance, Karen covered the business of sustainability at Insider; global finance and economics at Quartz; as well as the media industry as a Delacorte Fellow at the Columbia Journalism Review. She has a Master of Arts with a specialization in business and economics from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she was a Lorana Sullivan Scholar.

Karen has been published in outlets like GQ, Glamour, NBC News, The Daily Beast, Men’s Health, Wealthsimple, Chatelaine, The San Francisco Chronicle, Bustle, The New York Times, Deadspin, TIME, The Outline, Refinery29, The Business of Business, Toronto Life, The Walrus, The National Post, The Globe and Mail, Today in TabsTorontoist, and the University of Toronto Magazine. 

She is represented by Aemilia Philips at the Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency.

For public speaking inquiries, please contact her at karen.ho@columbia.edu.