Karen Gaudette Brewer

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Karen Gaudette Brewer joined NerdWallet with 20 years of experience working in newsrooms and leading editorial teams, most recently as executive editor of HealthCentral. She launched her journalism career with The Associated Press and later worked for The (Riverside) Press-Enterprise, The Seattle Times, PCC Community Markets and Allrecipes.com. Her writing has been honored by the Society for Features Journalism and the Society of Professional Journalists. In addition, she’s written two books about the Pacific Northwest.

  • Education: B.A. in communication and political science with distinction, University of Washington
  • Awards: Poynter Institute Leadership Academy for Women in Media
  • Organizations: Asian American Journalists Association, American Society of Journalists and Authors, Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing
  • Previous experience: Executive editor of HealthCentral at Remedy Health Media, Staff writer at The Seattle Times, Staff writer at The Associated Press

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