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Karen Holmes Ward

2014 and 2023 Speaker

EMCEE | Director, Public Affairs & Community Services Host, Executive Producer, CityLine, WCVB Channel 5

KAREN HOLMES WARD is the director of public affairs and community services, and host and executive producer of CityLine, WCVB’s award-winning weekly magazine program which addresses the accomplishments, concerns, and issues facing people of color living in Boston and its suburbs. Holmes Ward is a graduate of Boston University’s School of Public Communications (now COM) and has received honorary doctorates in humane letters and communications from Boston University, Cambridge College, and Merrimack College. Holmes Ward has been inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame and received a National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences ‘Silver Circle’ Award for Lifetime Achievement.