Karen Hendricks, Owner/President, Hendricks Communications, LLC

Karen Hendricks is an award-winning journalist, as well as an award-winning public relations and marketing professional. She owns and operates Hendricks Communications which provides compelling freelance writing, marketing, public relations, social media and photography services to clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region. Karen’s writing is regularly published in numerous magazines; additionally, she hosts and produces TheBurg Podcast for Greater Harrisburg’s Community Magazine, TheBurg.

As a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, Karen strives to be ethical, accurate, fair and thorough in all she writes. Karen previously worked in television, radio and newspaper.

Current freelance writing outlets where you can find Karen’s words:

Journalism Accolades:

National award, Society for Features Journalism, for Short Feature (“tight, bright writing less than 1,000 words”), 2022

Numerous “Keystone Awards for Excellence in Journalism,” Society of Professional Journalists, Keystone Chapter (Pennsylvania):

Numerous Keystone Media Awards sponsored by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation, 2021-22, for the following:

Past and present PR/Marketing and/or Social Media clients:

On a personal note…

Karen earned a BA in Communications/Media Studies, with a minor in English, from Lock Haven University. She earned two concentrations with her degree: Broadcast Journalism and Public Relations. Throughout her college years, she worked as a newspaper reporter, which provided the foundation for her journalism career. She deeply believes that education is a life-long pursuit; she regularly attends conferences and seeks continuing education opportunities such as Social Media Week New York. She is a certified Pennsylvania festivals and events executive, having completed a leadership and social media certificate program at Temple University.

Originally from the Philadelphia area, Karen has lived in Central Pennsylvania for 30 years. Professional highlights include working as morning news producer at WGAL Channel 8 for several years (her “dream job”) and then–in 2009–she was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with James Earl Jones during her time as PR/Marketing Director of a 10-day arts festival. Karen is a “foodie” who loves cooking and gardening; she is also a classically-trained pianist. Personal achievements include running her first marathon in 2018. But she considers her family and three mostly-grown children her brightest, best accomplishments.

5 thoughts on “About

  1. Thanks so much for visiting my blog, liking “Life is a Journey”, and following. All are appreciated! I love the look and feel of your blog – so crisp and clean, and look forward to reading your future posts. Robyn

    1. Robyn, I appreciate your kind words as always. Thanks for following!

      Reading your blog posts & following your photography never fail to brighten my days. Keep up the great work on your end as well!

    1. Many thanks, Linda, for visiting Hendricks Communications! Keep up the fantastic work on your family history blog. Likewise, I look forward to reading your posts as well.

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