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In the news: Karen Morales

11/24/2017, 6 a.m.
Karen Morales joined the Bay State Banner as staff writer where she will report and write about local issues including ...
Karen Morales

Karen Morales joined the Bay State Banner as staff writer where she will report and write about local issues including politics, education, social justice, and real estate development.

Morales grew up in East Boston and attended Emerson College, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism in 2016. While in school, Morales wrote for the Berkeley Beacon, Emerson’s student newspaper, and joined the editorial team at Your Magazine, Emerson’s student lifestyle magazine, where she served as Digital Editor for four semesters.

During college, Morales took on internships at local Boston publications such as Boston magazine and Boston Common magazine.

After graduating in 2016, Morales began freelancing as a journalist, and published a long-form feature in DigBoston, which made the cover story of the May 5, 2016 issue. Soon after, she began contributing articles at the Bay State Banner for about a year, taking two months off to participate in a marketing internship program in Athens, Greece for a travel agency startup.

Morales brings with her strong reporter values as a once shoe-leather journalism student, and the ability to immerse herself in any new situation whether it’s in a new country or a new story.

Outside of work, Morales volunteers at the HI Boston hostel, helping lead activities for visitors to the city such as museum visits and neighborhood walks.