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September 2020-Present

Karen Wishart is the EVP and Chief Administrative Officer of Urban One, Inc. Its mission is "to be of service to the African-American community and to inform, entertain, and inspire our audience by providing culturally relevant integrated content through our radio, television, and digital platforms."

Previously, Karen was the president & CEO of Curzon Staffing, a privately held, minority owned and operated company boutique staffing firm. She was also the general manager of Revolt TV, the first 24/7 multi-platform music brand built from the ground up in the social media age. Between 2005 and 2013, she was the EVP, chief legal officer, and secretary to the board of TV One, LLC. She has also worked for Scripps Networks and YTV Canada.

Karen received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from McMaster University, her JD from the University of Windsor, and her MBA from Emory University Goizueta Business School.