Profile: Karen Peterson

Served as managing editor of The News Tribune for three years before being named executive editor in August 2008. She joined the paper in 2000 as suburban team leader. She has been a reporter and editor for newspapers in Hawaii and Indiana, and for an Army publication in Germany.

During her husband’s first tour at Fort Lewis in the late 1980s, she wrote for The Lakewood Press and started the monthly Pierce County Parent. She and her husband, a retired Army officer, have two grown sons and live in Gig Harbor. She’s a graduate of Western Michigan University and a native of Michigan quite happy to consider this home.

Peterson is a past board member of the Associated Press Managing editors and member of the Society of Professional Journalists, Investigative Reporters and Editors, American Society of News Editors and Washington Coalition for Open Government.

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