Karen Foss, born Karen Colleen Graham in Kansas City, Kansas in 1944, was a television anchorwoman on KSDK in St. Louis, Missouri from 1979 until December 28, 2006. Foss won six Emmys, two for best anchor, named media personality of the year, and acquired the highest “Q” rating as the best-known news reader in the local market. In 2005, she was inducted into the Silver Circle by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for her 25 years of journalistic excellence by the NATAS Mid-America Chapter. Before her work at KSDK, she began her television career at KCMO-TV (now KCTV), in Kansas City, Missouri. Foss was named vice president for public relations for the utility company Ameren on February 21, 2007.