Karen Feagins

Vice President, Content & Operations

As Vice President of Content and Operations at WJCT Public Broadcasting, Karen Feagins oversees the content and technology teams. She is responsible for creating the programming strategy for radio, television and digital and developing multi-platform local initiatives and productions.

Karen found her home in public broadcasting after working for several  years as a commercial television reporter. She joined WJCT in 2005 as the host of 89.9 FM’s Morning Edition and has held many different roles at the station in both radio and television. She has written and produced documentaries including Beluthahatchee: The Legacy of Stetson Kennedy and Jacksonville Beach: Against the Tide and directed the oral history project, Voices of the First Coast.

Karen holds a degree in broadcast journalism from The University of Missouri and lives in Jacksonville with her two daughters.

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The Jacksonville Public Library wants residents to submit their questions for City Council candidates. Debates are planned at four area libraries April 20 for candidates who advance to the General Election.

First Coast News

WJCT Public Broadcasting is partnering with First Coast News and The Florida Times-Union to provide voters with a comprehensive look at the 2015 mayor's race. 

The following are live updates from Election Day 2014.

The results of the August primary election and its historically low voter turnout are making news this week.

Peter Haden / WJCT

UPDATE 10:12

From reporter Rhema Thompson:

With 53 percent of the vote, Paula Wright will remain in office as District 4 School Board Member for another four years. She beat challenger Darryl Willie by about 740 votes.

District 4 seat oversees much of the so-called “transformation region” of Duval County, home to some of the district’s lowest performing schools and the focus of several privately funded efforts to turn them around.


Al Letson, host of the national NPR program State of the Re:Union and WJCT's Freestyle, traveled to Ferguson along with Florida Times-Union reporter Topher Sanders. Letson says there is a "gap in understanding" there.


Tallahassee Circuit Judge Terry Lewis said Wednesday that he will soon make a decision in the lawsuit over Florida’s Congressional district maps.

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In a closely watched issue for local food truck owners and fans, drafted legislation for Jacksonville’s food truck ordinance will go before City Council committees this week.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Saturday the Jacksonville Jaguars will unveil what the team is calling the world's largest video boards.

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.

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.

Emily Long / WJCT

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

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.

Jacksonville Transportation Authority

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

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.