Karen F McCarthy is an independent journalist, author and documentary scriptwriter based in New York and Dublin. She has an M.A. in Anglo-Irish literature and is a graduate of the London School of Journalism. She has amassed over a decade of diverse writing experience ranging from politics and business to, more recently, wellness and spirituality. She has been named one of the top Irish female broadcasters who have made an international impact.
As a journalist, she was an embedded Iraq war correspondent for The Irish Times, Times Union, and The News Tribune, covered U.S. politics for The Irish Examiner, wrote a daily news report for the Al Jazeera English broadcast center in Washington, D.C., and wrote about Dubai for Love This City, She now contributes to a variety of outlines on religion and spirituality issues, including the Irish Echo and Riverdale Press.
As an author, her book The Other Irish: The Scots-Irish Rascals Who Made America, received considerable attention from NPR, BBC, the McClatchy newswire, The Huffington Post, and many other TV, radio, and print media outlets. It was supported by Ireland's Department of Foreign Affairs as part of the cross-border peace process.
As a television writer/producer, she produced two documentaries with Deepak Chopra, Alchemy and The Crystal Cave. She also wrote and produced the documentary series, Made in America, about immigrants, focusing on the challenges and triumphs of the human spirit. It received an Irish Film and Television Award (IFTA) nomination for best documentary series. A television series based on The Other Irish is currently in development.
She is currently working on a new non-fiction book Cosmic Adventures on God's Island about science and spirituality and the search for truth.