Karen Taffanelli

Telemundo Anchor

Telemundo: Anchor Karen Taffanelli (2022)

Karen Taffanelli joined the Telemundo Abilene – KTAB news team in November 2022. She will anchor Telemundo’s weekday evening newscasts, Noticias Abilene.

Karen Taffanelli is a journalist originally from Puerto Rico, who spent 17 years living in Florida, between the Orlando and Tampa areas. Most recently, Karen served as a creator and producer for the first Nexstar Broadcasting Spanish newscast Noticias Tampa Hoy for WFLA in Tampa.

Karen began her career in radio broadcasting at Telemundo T31, Orlando, where she was a noon and weekend news producer. She has also worked as a radio news anchor, producer, and talent at Univision Orlando (Entravision) and iHeartMedia. She received a nomination at the Paoli Awards in Orlando as a producer in the morning show category.

She received the bachelor’s degree in Communication and Journalism from Universidad del Sagrado Corazon in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In addition, Karen holds certificates in commercial radio hosting and sports journalism.

“I already love Abilene! This is the first time I have lived outside of Puerto Rico or Florida, and I love it here. I am excited to provide the important news affecting the diverse community of Abilene, to be a voice for the Hispanic community. Coming from larger cities, I look forward to exploring and getting to know The Big Country,” says Karen.

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