Commentator, columnist & talk show host, Karen Kataline received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Columbia University and is a frequent guest host on AM Talk Radio. She is the producer and host of Spouting Off, a live, Internet call-in talk show covering politics, pop culture and a little psychology thrown in. Her Op Eds can be seen online at Fox News, Investor’s Business Daily, Western Journal, Town Hall, The Daily Caller FrontPage Mag, and The American Thinker.
A proud Colorado native, her first career as a professional actress/singer took her on tour around the country and to New York City, where she eventually discovered that she preferred saying her own words to memorizing somebody else’s. She still lends her operatic voice to fundraisers and community events. She has sung the National Anthem and God Bless America in numerous venues from State Legislatures to the New Jersey Nets.
Ms. Kataline has practiced as a clinician and consultant in the mental health field. Her expertise has earned her consulting contracts with physicians’ groups, nursing organizations and home health care companies. She has been a corporate trainer for business executives and an adjunct professor in communications and public speaking for institutions like the New School for Social Research and Parsons School of Design in New York and New Jersey’s Montclair State College and Fairleigh Dickenson University.
She is the author of an award-winning memoir, FATLASH! Food Police & the Fear of Thin, a personal account and analysis of her experience with child beauty pageants, food restriction and her “stage mother on steroids.”