Pixel Pictures Founder Karen Daniel has a broad and successful background creating, writing and producing news, sports and lifestyle television.
With 15 years of experience as a network programming executive, executive producer, show runner, field producer, producer, writer and editor, Karen has had a hand in creating countless hours of national cable television and broadcast programming as well as web programming. She’s worked for HGTV, The Food Network, DIY Network, HGTVPro.com and TNN, as well as with some of the most famous faces in the world.
Her background is diverse, most recently including her position as director of programming for the DIY Network for seven years. She was responsible for creating and developing new programming, selecting on-air talent, negotiating their contracts, and overseeing various productions.
Previously, as a producer, she worked on shows such as “Restore America” for HGTV, and several specials for Food Network. She also produced the “Pat Summitt Show”, the weekly TV show featuring the University of Tennessee Women’s Basketball coach and produced news for a top-rated NBC affiliate. Before her days in broadcast and cable television, she worked in photography, graphic design and print production for Whittle Communications.
Karen is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Women in Cable Telecommunications, National Association of Female Executives and is an organizer of the Marble City 10 Hour Film Festival. She spends much of her time completing do-it-yourself, fix-it-up projects around the house. She also is an active volunteer with Champions for a Cause and Habitat for Humanity.