Karen Hermann

Education Multimedia Producer

Karen loves telling stories and meeting new people, and gets to do both as producer of ETV’s education program Carolina Classrooms. She travels the state with ETV’s award-winning videographers, visiting schools and talking with educators, parents, and students.

Karen’s first job in TV was at WHAM in Rochester, NY, operating studio cameras, editing, creating graphics, and directing number-one rated live local newscasts and specials. She escaped the ice and snow and moved to South Carolina in 2007. She has created still and motion graphics for ETV productions such as Festival, The Governor’s Carolighting, and The African American History Calendar. She also works with an instructional designer to create videos and graphics for online training courses for local state agencies and first responders.

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  • The Business of Hip-Hop

    2023 marks the fiftieth anniversary of hip-hop. The genre of music and the culture surrounding it have grown, creating new employment opportunities. Hip-hop recording artist FatRat Da Czar says students can look for creative work in expanding related businesses, like talent...
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    Carolina Classrooms: Student journalists

    Tune in or stream Carolina Classrooms on November 16 for an episode featuring segments created by South Carolina student journalists! We'll share the work of student journalists and content creators, reporting on news and current events from the students' perspectives. The...
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    Carolina Classrooms: Hip-Hop in the Classroom

    2023 marks the fiftieth anniversary of hip-hop. Join Carolina Classrooms on October 19, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. for an episode focusing on the use of hip-hop culture to engage students in the classroom. Guests include Dr. Toby Jenkins, author of The Hip-Hop Mindset, and educators...
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    Carolina Classrooms, Jan 19: Workforce Development

    Update: Due to unforeseen circumstances, our planned program on Workforce Development has been delayed. Instead, on January 19, 2023, we will air a repeat program, People First – Special Education Programs in South Carolina . This program will explore special education...
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    Carolina Classrooms Nov. 2022: Health and Wellness

    In conversations about safety, school officials discuss how to keep threats outside the building and how to plan for weather emergencies. There is also a focus on what's happening inside the building. School climate is a measure of how welcome students and staff feel in the...
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    RCSD Therapy K9 Leona

    Leona, a six-month-old Goldendoodle, will be working as a therapy dog with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. “Her job is basically going to be emotional support,” says Investigator Summer Pearrow. “As a therapy dog, we can use her with victims, we can take her to...