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Karen Hunter is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. She has been a Distinguished Lecturer at Hunter since 2005, where she has taught everything from “Basic Reporting” to “Intro to Publishing.”
Hunter is also President of First One Publishing (www.firstonepublishing.com), which focuses on publishing books in every digital format, and co-author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including Ladies First with Queen Latifah, I Make My Own Rules with LL Cool J, On the Down Low with JL King, and Wendy’s Got the Heat with Wendy Williams.
As a publisher of Karen Hunter Publishing, the former journalist, has produced New York Times bestselling Mama Dearest with the late E. Lynn Harris, as well provocative titles: Why Black Men Love White Women, Don’t Bring Home a White Boy, Why Men Fear Marriage and Stop Being Niggardly. In addition, she has published Romare Bearden-inspired epic griotsong Children of Children Keep Coming and Patti Labelle’s latest cookbook, Recipes For The Good Life. Karen Hunter Publishing produced pop diva’s, Janet Jackson’s, first book True You released February 2011.
As an author, Hunter has collaborated with Sandy (Pepa) Denton, Mason Betha (the rapper Mase), Donda West (Kanye’s mother), and Rev. Al Sharpton on his critically acclaimed political manifesto Al on America. A former sports and news reporter with the New York Daily News for 12 years, Hunter served for four years on the editorial board of The News, where she was a member of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize- and Polk Award-winning teams. She was also the paper’s first African-American female news columnist. Karen, a New Jersey native and Drew University graduate, is an MSNBC contributor.