Quartz editor in chief Katherine Bell sent out the following announcement on Thursday:
Karen Ho is joining our newsroom on Monday, April 6, as a global finance and economics reporter. As a freelance business and culture reporter for the past several years, Karen has reported for outlets including FiveThirtyEight, TIME (she wrote the cover story on the impact of Crazy Rich Asians on Hollywood), GQ, Refinery29, The Outline, Interview, The Daily Beast, and more.
Karen has been nominated twice for Canada’s National Magazine Awards and named to Longform’s Best of 2015 list in the crime category. She spent a year as a Delacorte Fellow at the Columbia Journalism Review, and previously, she was a business reporting intern at the Globe and Mail and other outlets, and reported on business for local newspapers in her native Canada’s Northwest Territories.
Karen received a diploma in journalism from Centennial College in Toronto, a BA in English and journalism from the University of Toronto, and a master’s in business and economics journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she studied data journalism as well as corporate finance and operations management at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). Outside of journalism, Karen spent four years working as a bank teller. Karen speaks Cantonese and Spanish.