Editor Karen Kourtessis distinguishes herself with powerfully effective storytelling – regardless of the genre. Her commercial projects have consistently garnered acclaim, including Clios, Cannes Lions, and an EMMY nomination. Most recently, her work won five Best Short Documentary awards for “The Tables” and a Cannes Lion for a Google spot.
Raised in Texas, Karen began her career as a sharpshooter in the US Army. It was during her four years in the military that she shot and edited training films and news stories. After concluding her service, Karen landed in NYC where some time later she was invited to be a partner at Crew Cuts. She held that position until early 2013, and followed it with a tenure at Beast. She proudly joined the Union family in May 2015.