Karen Toulon joined the Board of Directors of The GroundTruth Project in 2020. She is a Senior Writer on Bloomberg’s Global Equality team, working in print and video, and creating and moderating news-driven panel discussions, to help to tell the worldwide story of equality, equity and access in all its forms.
Previously she coached Bloomberg's 2,7000 journalists and analysts in 120 locations worldwide to enhance Bloomberg's on-air staff development and coverage of global events. Toulon also served as an Executive Editor for Global Newsmakers and as New York Bureau Chief. She joined Bloomberg News in 1999 after positions at Reuters, CNBC, and the CBS Radio Network.
Toulon was named a 2020 Business News Visionary and in 2018 she received the second Gwen Ifill Award from the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) in recognition of her contribution to newsroom diversity and leadership. She is active on the boards of the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Overseas Press Club Foundation, and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism Board of Visitors and Alumni Board.
She received her BA from Dartmouth College and her MS from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Born in London and raised in New York, Toulon and her family live in Chatham, New Jersey.