Longtime Harlem NYC resident Karen Murray is a voiceover artist with many television and radio commercials to her credit, such as Verizon, McDonald’s, Nivea Mercedes, Verizon and Hershey’s to name but a few. Currently, she is the lead radio imaging voice for iHeartRadio’s “Black Information Network”, the first and only 24/7 national and local all-news audio service for the Black community, heard in 32 markets across the country. Karen narrates audiobooks regularly for Penguin Random House Audio, and her audiobook credits have landed her on Booklist’s Top Narrator’s lists. Recently, she’s dipped her toes into the world of “dubbing”, lending her voice to the 2nd season of the popular Netflix series “Valeria”. Karen serves as a guest teacher at NYU‘s Stonestreet Studios, where she instructs students in documentary narration, and has taught commercial voiceover at Hofstra University in Long Island.
As a documentary narrator, Karen voiced Lifetime Television’s “Beyond the Headlines” documentary series from 2014-2019, narrating pieces on celebrities like Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe and many topical news items. Pre-pandemic, Karen was a sought after ‘Voice of god’ live announcer for major fundraising galas in NYC, working with organizations such as Susan L. Taylor’s National CARES Mentoring Program, National Breast Cancer Coalition, ALS Association and Museum of the Moving Image. She was also the voice of “The Christmas Spectacular” at Radio City Music Hall for the 2019/2020 season.