Karen Rariden has been named assistant news director at CBS-owned WBBM-Channel 2. She succeeds Don DuPree who left in the fall to become the director of Sun-Times movie critic Roger Ebert's new television movie review show "Roger Ebert Presents At the Movies," which debuts Jan. 21.
Rariden comes to WBBM from CBS-owned KYW-Channel 3 in Philadelphia, where she was an executive producer in the news department. Her resume also includes a stint at Tribune Co.-owned WGN-Channel 9 from 1999 t0 2001. At WGN, Rariden was an executive producer of the station's morning show. WBBM news director Jeff Kiernan called Rariden a "highly-experienced newsroom leader with proven success in managing the producing and production of daily newscasts."
Rariden received an undergraduate degree and master's degree in telecommunications from Indiana University.