Jenn Karlman is an Emmy-award winning journalist who, as a little girl, dreamed of being a news anchor. Her dad has old VHS tapes of Jenn using a hairbrush as a microphone interviewing her little brother and using the token phrase “back to you.”

Jenn started her journey in television at FOX 5 in the late 1990s as an intern when it was the WB affiliate. Her career then took to her Tucson, Arizona, Pasco, Washington, Green Bay, Wisconsin and finally in 2009, back to San Diego. She’s worked for CBS, ABC and FOX affiliates, covered two presidential elections, monumental court cases and one of the most destructive tornados in Wisconsin history.

Aside from San Diego, her favorite city to report in was Green Bay; she is a die-hard Packers fan. At heart Jenn is a storyteller and believes delivering the news every night is a privilege and blessing.

She graduated from the University of Arizona and couldn’t be more thrilled to be back in San Diego telling stories to her hometown community.

Jenn is a proud mom and military wife. Her husband is a Reserve Officer in the Navy and pilot by trade. She is a yogini who enjoys red wine, the ocean and listening to her new daughter’s giggle.


Recent Articles
  • Marine Corps Recruit Depot welcomes newest mascot

    The Marine Corps Recruit Depot recently welcomed its newest mascot, an English Bulldog named Manny.

  • Man shot in local luxury apartment had role in sex trafficking gang

    The man shot at an East Village luxury apartment building Monday had recently completed a stint in prison for his involvement in a sex trafficking ring.

  • Man dies 2 days after shooting at East Village luxury apartment

    Police say a man shot at an East Village high rise this week has died two days later.

  • Dangers of essential oils in lotions

    One of the relatively newer trends in health and healing is the use of essential oils.

  • Kearny Mesa Subaru ‘shares the love’ with $50K donation to Humane Society, Meals on Wheels

    Two local nonprofit organizations received a big boost to their bottom line Tuesday, thanks to a fundraising campaign that started over the holidays.

  • Community replaces disabled girl’s stolen wheelchair

    SAN DIEGO – Less than a week after a thief stole the wheelchair and hand cycle from a 10-year-old girl who suffers from spina bifida, strangers stepped up Friday to donate some new wheels. Last week, while her family was unpacking for a weekend “staycation” in Mission Beach, a thief swiped Claire’s wheelchair and hand cycle – a nearly $5,000 loss that left the family and the community outraged. Both pieces, on loan from a friend, were stolen right out […]

  • Fire truck dedicated to Lincoln High program

    SAN DIEGO — When it comes to learning, the Fire Science Technology Program at Lincoln High School has it down to a science. Part of San Diego Unified School District’s College, Career and Technical Education Program, it’s designed to give kids hands-on experience. Teachers don’t rely on textbooks – they have the real deal. A fire truck was dedicated Wednesday to the only program in the district and one of few in the country that teaches students about the career of […]

  • Girl with life-threatening illnesses becomes dolphin trainer for a day

    SAN DIEGO — A girl who wasn’t expected to live past her third birthday had her wish granted Wednesday to be a dolphin trainer for a day. Eight-year-old Mikaylah Alcivar is battling a series of potentially life-threatening illnesses including mild cerebral palsy, a chromosome 15 deletion, and t-cell abnormality, which weakens her immune system. “She also was recently diagnosed with epilepsy,” said her mother, Crystal. “When she was born and I was holding her in my hands, as you expect […]

  • All-Star legacy projects to benefit kids for decades to come

    SAN DIEGO – When the 2016 All-Star Game leaves San Diego, it will leave behind a legacy that will benefit kids across the county for decades to come. “It’s a generous leave-behind by Major League Baseball and it’s just a great side benefit,” said Padres Vice President of Community Relations Tom Seidler. “Everyone knows about the All-Star Game and the Home Run Derby but as the event has grown, Major League Baseball – credit to them – has set a […]

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