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Who Is Karen Swensen? Wiki, Married, Husband, Parents, Kids, & Net Worth

Karen Swensen

Karen Swensen is an American News Anchor best known for her work in West Wing Week(2010), NECN Morning(1992), and Today(1952). She has 6,224 followers on his Instagram and has her Facebook account named Karen Swensen. She is also active on Twitter and has 10.2k followers on her Twitter.

Who Is Karen Swensen? Wikipedia Age

American New Anchor Karen Swensen was born on 2 March 1969 in Tampa, Florida. She is currently 53 years old. Karen graduated college from Penn State University. She is Christian, and she has a height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 58 kg.

Who Are Karen Swensen’s Parents?

Karen Swensen was born to parents Catherine Swensen and Richard Swensen. Catherine Swensen is her mother, and she was a teacher. Richar Swense is her father, and he worked for the FBI. She had two siblings named Kimberly Swensen and Scott. Her parents currently reside in Boston.

Is Karen Swensen Still Married?

Karen Swensen was married to John Ronquillo on 2 December 2000, but she became a widow when her husband passed away in 2018 after a long battle with Cancer. Her husband, John, was 64 years old when he died. She always wears her wedding rings as a remembrance of her late husband.

Karen’s late husband, John Ronquillo, was a New Orleans native and served in the New Orleans Police Department for three decades. He used to work in SWAT, the Police Academy, the Motorcycle Unit, and as a homicide detective. After his retirement, he also worked as an investigator for the Jefferson Parish DA’s office.

Karen shared her wedding picture on her Instagram account on 2 December 2021, captioned, “❤️.”

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Karen wore a white gown at their wedding, and her late husband wore a white shirt inside with a black coat and black pants. On her 20th anniversary, Karen posted her wedding photo on her Instagram, captioning, “I always said he was the man of my dreams…Happy 20th❤️”. She had posted her wedding photo on her every anniversary on Instagram.

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Karen and John were married for 18 years as a healthy couple and parents to their beautiful kids.

Does Karen Swensen Have Kids?

Karen Swensen has two children with her late husband. She has a beautiful daughter named Catherine Ronquillo and a son named Matthew Ronquillo. Karen had posted a photo with her daughter on 26 November 2021, with a beautiful caption,

“My daughter and two of my fabulous nieces. Love my family so much. ❤️”

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When Did She Start Her Career?

Karen Swensen started her career in 1993 in New Orleans and worked at WWL-TV. Initially, she started as an assistant producer and slowly got promoted to on-air jobs as a reporter and anchor. 

Karen met Hoda Kotb when she was a researcher at WWL, and they became friends forever, always mentioning each other. She was also prompted to move to Boston in 2006 and worked in NECN, but she came back to New Orleans in 2010. She won many accolades for her investigative work and coverage of hurricanes.

Karen Swensen Announced Her Retirement

Karen Swensen announced her retirement as a longtime news anchor as she stepped away from her TV career to chase a new purpose. She runs a company called Life’s About Change that helps to sell products to people who changed their own lives. She shared that she had been through a lot of life’s changes and wanted to help somebody as her only purpose.

Mrs. Benson and Saints also gifted Karen, and they gave her a ball that had her name and was congratulated for her retirement. She shared a picture of herself with the ball and wrote,

“Are you kidding?! Thanks, Mrs. Benson and @Saints, for the best gift ever! @WWLTV”

What Is Karen Swenson’s Net Worth?

Karen Swenson has an estimated net worth between $500,000 and $1 million, including her assets, money, and income. Her primary source of income is from her career as a journalist and an author.

Karen received an income of $67,927 per year as an investigative journalist for WWL.