Karen Bowerman is an award-winning travel writer & TV presenter. She writes for various magazines and shoots and presents travel films for the BBC's global channel, BBC World.
She began life as a consumer reporter, answering and solving travellers' problems for BBC World TV. Consumer travel remains one of her specialisms along with adventure/activity and eco travel and conservation. One of her more challenging assignments was taking part in a replica Phoenician ship expedition, filming life on board as the crew attempted to recreate the first circumnavigation of Africa - filming had to be slotted in around pumping the bilge, mending the rudder and getting up for the 4am watch.
She won Broadcast Journalist of the Year in the 2010 Travel Press awards, is a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers and was shortlisted for Best TV Broadcaster in the Kingsley Awards, 2009.