Karen Yi

Karen Yi
(973) 987-7004

E-mail: karen.yi@patch.comPhone: (973) 987-7004Hometown: Miami, Florida Karen has traveled to Africa, China, Japan, Italy, Spain, the Czech Republc, Latin America and Asia — documenting her experiences through stories and photographs. A Miami native, Karen graduated from New York University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and social-cultural analysis. She speaks fluent Spanish. Before Patch, Karen worked as reporter at the New York Daily News, Metro New York, The Indypendent, Free Speech Radio News, The Nielson Company, The New Presence Magazine (Prague, Czech Republic) and ATV Noticias (Lima, Peru).Your BeliefsAt Patch, we promise always to report the facts as objectively as possible and otherwise adhere to the principles of good journalism. However, we also acknowledge that true impartiality is impossible because human beings have beliefs. So in the spirit of simple honesty, our policy is to encourage our editors to reveal their beliefs to the extent they feel comfortable. This disclosure is not a license for you to inject your beliefs into stories or to dictate coverage according to them. In fact, the intent is the opposite: we hope that the knowledge that your beliefs are on the record will cause you to be ever mindful to write, report and edit in a fair, balanced way. And if you ever see evidence that we failed in this mission, please let us know.

Politics 
Independent. 

Religion
I was raised Catholic but believe different religions strengthen a community. 

Local Hot-Button Issues

Redevelopment and Diversity.

Recent Contributions

Editor's Notebook: Ringing in the Year of the Dragon

Editor's Notebook: Ringing in the Year of the Dragon

Revisiting my family's tradition and making my own

Earthquake Rattles Peru

6.8 quake felt mildly capital city of Lima; family, friends safe
Suspicious Fire on Mitchell Street

Suspicious Fire on Mitchell Street

Arson investigators comb scene, two officials taken to hospital
Police Blotter: Man Throws Bowling Ball at Gas Station, Fake Gun Found at School

Police Blotter: Man Throws Bowling Ball at Gas Station, Fake Gun Found at School

Information provided by the West Orange Police Department
Goodbye, West Orange

Goodbye, West Orange

Local editor signing off after almost two years covering West Orange
A Lesson in Addling

A Lesson in Addling

Patch reporter spends morning with local volunteers

Residents File Petition for Referendum with Clerk's Office

1,234 signatures needed to push referendum to ballot
7-Eleven Inching Closer to West Orange

7-Eleven Inching Closer to West Orange

Planning board approved site plan Wednesday night