• Karen Edwards
  • Melissa FitzGerald

Karen is a multi-award winning executive producer and documentary film maker.  After a successful career as a print journalist she moved into television in 2000 and has spent more than 15 years making documentaries for all the main channels.

Karen has made make ground-breaking documentaries and agenda-setting current affairs programmes for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 as well as international broadcasters such as HBO and CCTV China.

She has a reputation for making powerful and sensitive documentaries including: Terror in the Desert - a heart-stopping account of the Al Qaeda attack on a gas plant in Algeria, Tormented Lives, a powerful film on the impact of disability hate crimes presented by Rosa Monckton and Frank Gardner’s Return to Saudi Arabia.

Recently Karen was responsible for the highly-acclaimed Grierson winning and Emmy-nominated documentary Hunted (C4 and HBO) and the Bafta and Grierson-nominated Ebola: The Doctors’ Story (BBC and HBO) and The Orphans of Ebola (C4 and HBO).

She’s been responsible for more than 50 current affairs films for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 and is renowned for breaking stories and setting the news agenda with scoops such as The Secrets of Sports Direct, The Paedophile MP: How Cyril Smith Got Away With It and the RTS-award winning Plebs, Lies and Videotape