Karys Simone Belger is a multimedia reporter in Washington D.C. She’s worked in almost all aspects of journalism including broadcast, digital, and print. She has a masters degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She focused on social justice and investigative reporting at Medill. In Washington, she provided coverage for television stations across the country. Her work was aired on WSAV News 3 in Savannah, Georgia and WMC Action News 5 in Memphis, Tennessee; among others. She has also had work published with US News and World Report, The Baltimore Sun and The Military Times.
Recently, Karys served as a Washington correspondent for the FOX affiliate KVRR in Fargo, North Dakota. She covered the Dakota Access and Keystone Pipeline protests in the nation’s capital. She also covered major events like the inauguration of President Donald Trump, The Women’s March and the events surrounding the FBI’s Russian investigation. She also spent time in Cuba where she explored local attitudes towards race, education, and politics in the United States. Her work has put her in contact with diverse people from all sides of the issues impacting the country.
Karys has a bachelors degree from Spelman College where she was a member of the Bonner Scholars Program. As one of 20 young women chosen for the prestigious scholarship, Karys worked actively in the West End community of Atlanta addressing educational disparities, homelessness, and women’s health. A lover of the arts, She minored in drama while at Spelman. She was a member of the Spelman College Dance Theatre and performed in productions of works like Oedipus. She also studied abroad at Queen Mary University of London where she was a member of the Dance Team which won 1st place when Karys was a member of the contemporary company. An avid traveler, She has been to eight countries and plans to see more of the world as she continues to tell the stories of the people in it.