Karen Feagins

Director, Programming & News

Karen Feagins joined WJCT in 2005, and has worked in many different roles at the station in both radio and television. Her love of journalism and storytelling began in the 4th grade when she was named editor of the newspaper at her elementary school in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Karen attended the University of Missouri to study Broadcast Journalism, and spent several years as a commercial television news reporter before finding her home in public broadcasting. She is now news director and head of radio programming WJCT, and assists with the production of "First Coast Connect."

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Arts & Culture
7:40 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Jax Arts Advocates Propose New Street Art Legislation

One of the first installments of public art, Midnight City adorns the side of downtown restaurant Burrito Gallery. MactruQue painted the mural in 2004.
Credit Clay Hackett

After a Jacksonville artist was arrested for painting city-owned utility boxes, the city could soon consider legislation that would pay artists to do the same thing.

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Law & Order
2:59 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

'Keith Haring's Ghost' Will Not Face Jail Time, Conviction

A utility box painting by 'Keith Haring's Ghost' in Jacksonville's San Marco neighborhood in 2013. The art, now known to have been painted by Chip Southworth, has since been removed.
Credit Melissa Ross / WJCT

The case of the artist known as Keith Haring's Ghost, who was arrested for painting utility boxes in Jacksonville, was resolved on Monday without a conviction according to his attorney.

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First Coast Connect
3:30 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Going Green: Using Existing Spaces To Create New Landscapes

A renovated planter at Jacksonville's Hemming Plaza.
Credit Emily Long / WJCT

Homeowners thinking about overhauling their yards or patios can conserve while they renovate by using existing spaces to create new looks.

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Arts & Culture
3:06 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Award-Winning Culinary Author Steven Raichlen Brings 'Man Made Meals' To Jax

Steven Raichlen
Credit Steven Raichlen/Primal Grill

Over the past few decades more and more men have gotten into the kitchen, including culinary writer and public television host Steven Raichlen.

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First Coast Connect
10:03 am
Wed June 11, 2014

The Future Of Passenger Rail On The First Coast

An artists rendering of a commuter rail station as part of JTA's proposed First Coast Commuter Rail system.
Credit Jacksonville Transportation Authority

As rail transportation grows in popularity throughout Florida, what are the prospects for passenger rail on the First Coast?

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Sports
3:51 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

PHOTOS: Everbank Field Upgrades Target High-End Ticket Buyers

An artist's rendering of the Everbank Field pool cabanas.
Jacksonville Jaguars

New pool and party cabanas, field seats and other premium seating options at Everbank Field are all part of the Jacksonville Jaguars' strategy to bring in more revenue without raising ticket prices across the board.

Team President Mark Lamping said the Jaguars have some of the lowest ticket prices in the NFL.

"We have to find other ways to increase our average ticket price, and do it in a way that it doesn't disrupt or give any of our fans a disincentive to come to Jaguars games," he said.

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First Coast Connect
1:54 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Award-Winning Violist Marks Jax Homecoming With Free Concert

The Dover Quartet will perform Tuesday, June 10 for free at Riverside Park United Methodist Church.
Credit The Dover Quartet / Facebook

Last fall, the Dover Quartet won not only the grand prize, but all three special prizes at the Banff International String Quartet Competition. 

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First Coast Connect
1:41 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

How Will President Obama's Student Debt Action Affect Your Bottom Line?

President Barack Obama poses for a photo outside Magnolia's Deli & Café during the college affordability bus tour, in Rochester, N.Y., Aug. 22, 2013
Credit Pete Souza / Official White House Photo

President Obama has taken executive action to address the rising cost of student loan debt.

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Law & Order
5:45 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Jacksonville Sheriff Announces 'Operation Ceasefire' In Response To Increase In Gun Crimes

Sheriff John Rutherford announced Operation Ceasefire Tuesday at a news conference in Northwest Jacksonville.
Credit Karen Feagins / WJCT

Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford, along with Mayor Alvin Brown, City Councilwoman Denise Lee and other city leaders, revealed at a Tuesday press conference the details of an anti-crime initiative called Operation Ceasefire, which began at the start of May.

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Business
6:02 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

How WJCT Will Serve 16 Million TV Households From A Building In Jacksonville

Joined by leaders from other PBS stations across the country who make up the Digital Convergence Alliance, WJCT CEO Michael Boylan cuts the ribbon on the new Network Operations Center.
Karen Feagins WJCT

Monday was big day in WJCT history as CEO Michael Boylan joined partners from PBS stations across the country in cutting the ribbon on a new Network Operations Center in Jacksonville.

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