Karyn Lu is Director of Product Strategy & Partnerships at HLN, a network currently reinventing itself as an all-screens home for the social media generation. Previously, Karyn was the lead futurist/trendspotter at Turner Broadcasting, and a UX designer at CNN.com, where she co-founded CNN iReport.
Karyn is a frequent public speaker on the topics of play, innovation and workplace culture, and has been featured at TEDxCentennialParkWomen and Creative Mornings Atlanta. She (not so secretly) aspires to hold the title “Chief Happiness Officer” one day. She holds a M.S. in Digital Media from Georgia Tech and a B.A. in English Literature from Wellesley College. Outside of work, Karyn plays violin with Atlanta-based band Oryx & Crake. She lives in Atlanta with her husband Keith, their son Leo and dog Sputnik.