• Karen McGowan is a senior editor with CNN Business, where she assigns and edits daily news stories on topics ranging from investing, personal finance, economics, real estate, gender and diversity, thought leadership, retirement, careers, education, and taxes.

    Prior to joining CNN in 2006, she held roles at iVillage, The New York Press and Playboy.com.

    McGowan holds a bachelor's degree from Purchase College, SUNY and currently lives in Queens, New York.