Karen earned her Master’s degree from Northwestern University in Learning and Organizational Change, and is a certified Organizational & Leadership Coach.

Karen Bonsignore spent 32 years working at CNN and was Executive Producer of Entertainment News until 2013. She was responsible for the network’s daily entertainment coverage as well as for major entertainment award shows and special events such as the Academy Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, and the Grammy and Emmy Awards. She also coordinated production from key film and music festivals including Sundance, Cannes, Telluride plus the Monterey and New Orleans Jazz Festivals. 

During her career she won three Peabody Awards and one DuPont Award for her contribution to CNN’s coverage of the 2008 Presidential Campaign and Debates, and disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, the Gulf Oil Spill and the Tsunami in South Asia.

As a life long photographer, Karen’s creativity has expanded into digital arts. She established two e-commerce businesses, Innisfree Cards and Gifts and Food For Thought Style, a consumer products and lifestyle design business. The spirit of both companies connects us through our common love of nature, delicious food and to the conviviality and joy we get by sharing these with our family and friends.


  • M.S. Learning and Organizational Change Northwestern University, 2013
  • Graduate Certificate in Organizational & Leadership Coaching, Northwestern University, 2013
  • Certified MBTI Practitioner, Levels 1 and 2