Karen Quinn

Media and Public Speaking

For speaking engagements click here

Press Contact:

Nancy Moon

UK Media
Nigel Stoneman
Simon and Schuster

“Karen Quinn was a great radio guest in every way – articulate, upbeat, informative, flexible, charming and witty! Wife in the Fast Lane is such a fun and compelling read, I am STILL talking about it with everyone I know!”
Bonnie Graham

Available for download:

Author photo (photo by David Drapkin)
The Ivy Chronicles (high resolution)
The Ivy Chronicles (low resolution)

Television features:

Karen speaks about The Ivy Chronicles on The Daily Buzz
Karen Quinn was featured on The View! Watch the video here
Watch The Ivy Chronicles as featured on The Richard and Judy Show
Watch Karen Quinn’s appearance on 20/20 here!
Watch Karen on CBS 2 News at Noon
New York City school admissions is funny business! See The Daily Show’s take on the subject here

Radio Features

Hear Karen’s appearance on First Cut with Nicole Stevenson

Karen Quinn has been featured in…

Big Apple Parent
The Boston Herald
Chicago Sun Times
Chicago Tribune
Child Magazine
The Citizen Telegram (Colorado)
The Daily Mirror (London)
The Daily News (NYC)
The Daily Star (London)
Denver Magazine
The Denver Post
The Denver News
Entertainment Weekly
Good Housekeeping
The Gothamist
The Hollywood Reporter
More Magazine
New Ideas (Australia)
New York Magazine
New York Newsday
New York Post
New York Times
The Observer (London)
Our Town
The Richard and Judy Show
The Rocky Mountain News
Palm Beach Today
The San Antonio Express-News
The Weekly News (London)
West Side Spirit (NYC)
Woman’s Day
Words (Australia)


WIOD-AM, Miami, Florida
KUTR-AM, Salt Lake City, Utah
WRMN-AM, Chicago, Ill
CRN National Syndicated
KYW-AM, Philadelphia, PA
WSDE-AM, Albany, NY
Doug Stephan’s Good Day – National Syndicated
KUCI-FM, Orange County, CA
WCBS News, New York City
KOOL-FM, Denver, Colorado
WIP-AM, Philadelphia, PA
WOCM-FM, Ocean City, MD
WDWS-AM, Champaign, IL
WKCT-AM, Bowling Green and Nashville, KY
WIOJ-AM, Memphis, TN
WNJC-1360 AM, South Jersey and Philadelphia
KUKA-FM, Corpus Christie, TX
KCMN-AM, Colorado Springs, CO
Viewpoints with Pat Reuter, National Syndication
KBEE-FM, Salt Lake City
USA Network , National Syndication
WOR-AM, NY, The Joan Hamburg Show
KLIK-AM, St. Louis, MO
NY1, New York City
WRMN-AM, Chicago, IL
The Michael Dresser Show, lifestyletalkradio.com
AM-1240WGBB, The Bonnie Graham Show
CRN Digital Talk Radio, The AM Show
BBS Radio.com, The Donna Seebo Show
WGBB-AM 1240, Dave’s Gone By
WHBC, The Morning Show with Fred and Pam
KLLY-95.3 FM, The Morning Show with Darci and Rick

Nationally Syndicated
20/20 – ABC
The View – ABC
GMTV (morning show, UK)
Sunrise TV (Australia)
The Daily Buzz

Anchorage – KWBX
Juneau – KWJA
Montgomery – WBMY
Mobile – WBPG
Dothan – WBDO
Jonesboro – KJOS
Fort Smith-Fay-Springdale-Rogers – KWFT
Montgomery – WBMY
Tucson – KWBA
Yuma-El Centro – KWUB
Bakersfield – KWFB
Chico-Redding – KIWB
Eureka – KWBT
Monterey-Salinas – KMWB
Palm Springs – KCWB
Santa Barbara – KWCA
Colorado & Company (NBC affiliate)
Grand Junction-Montrose – KWGJ
Fort Myers-Naples – WTVK
Gainesville – WBFL
Orlando – WKCF
Pensacola – WBPG
Tampa – WTOG
West Palm – WTVX
Tallahassee -Thomasville – WFXU
Albany – WBSK
Atlanta – WUPA – UPN Atlanta
Macon – WBMN
Columbus – WBG
Augusta – WBAU
Savannah – WBVH
Honolulu – KGMB
Twin Falls – KWTE
Boise – KWOB
Idaho Falls-Pocatello – KWIB
Decatur – WBUI
Peoria-Bloomington – WBPE
Rockford – WBR
Quincy-Hannibal-Keokuk – WEWB
Terre Haute – WBI
Fort Wayne – WBFW
Ottumwa-Kirksville – KWOT
Sioux City – KXWB
Topeka – WBKS
Bowling Green – WBWG
Alexandria – KAXN
Lafayette – KLWB
Lake Charles – WBLC
New Orleans – WUPL
Monroe-El Dorado – KWMB
Bangor – WBAN
Presque Isle – WBPQ
Salisbury – WBD
Boston – WSBK
Springfield-Holyoke – WBQT
Alpena – WBAE
Detroit – WKBD
Lansing – WBL
Marquette – WBMK
Traverse City-Cadillac – WBVC
Mankato – KWYE
Rochester-Mason City-Austin – KWBR
Biloxi-Gulfport – WBGP
Greenwood-Greenville – WBWD
St. Joseph – WBJO
Columbus-Tupelo-West Point – WBWP
Meridian – WBMM
Columbia-Jefferson City – KJWB
Springfield – KDL
St. Joseph – WBJO
Joplin-Pittsburg – KSXF
Butte-Bozeman – KWXB
Glendive – KWZB
Great Falls – KWGF
Helena – KWHA
Missoula – KIDW
Billings – KWBM
North Carolina
Greenville-New Bern-Washington – WGWB
Wilmington – WBW
North Dakota
Fargo-Valley City – WBFG
Minot-Bismarck-Dickinson – KWMK
North Platte – KWPL 6am – 9am
Lincoln-Hastings-Kearney – KWBL
Las Vegas – KVTE
Reno – KREN
New Mexico
Albuquerque-Santa Fe – KWBQ
New York
New York City – CBS-2 News at Noon
Binghamton – WBXI
Rochester – WRWB
Utica – WBU
Watertown – WBWT
Elmira – WBE
Cincinnati – WBQC
Cleveland – WBNX
Dayton – WBDT
Lima – WBOH
Zanesville – WBZV
Oklahoma City – KAUT
Bend – KWBO
Eugene – KZWB
Medford-Klamath Falls – KMFD
Erie – WBEP
Rhode Island
Providence – WLWC
South Carolina
Charleston – WBLN
Greenville – WHNS
Florence-Myrtle Beach – WFWB
South Dakota
Sioux Falls (Mitchell) – KWSD
Rapid City – KWBH
Jackson – WBJK
Knoxville – WBXX
Abilene-Sweetwater – KWAW
Austin – KNVA
Beaumont-Port Arthur – KWBB
Corpus Christi – KWDB
Dallas-Fort Worth – KTXA
Harlingen-Wslco-Brnsvl-MCA – KMHB
Laredo – KTXW
Lubbock – KWBZ
San Angelo – KWSA
Tyler – Longview – LFKN & NCGD – KWTL
Victoria – KWVB
Odessa-Midland – KWWT
Sherman-Ada – KSHD
Wichita Falls-Lawton – KWB
Amarillo – KDBA
Salt Lake City – KUWB
Charlottesville – WBC
Norfolk – Hampton Roads – WGNT
Harrisonburg – WBHA
Seattle – KSTW
Yakima-Pasco-Rchlnd-Knnwck – KWYP
Green Bay-Appleton – WIWB
Madison – WBUW
Wausau-Rhinelander – WBWA
La Crosse-Eau Claire – WBCZ
West Virginia
Clarksburg-Weston – WVWB
Parkersburg – WBPB
Wheeling-Steubenville – WBWO
Bluefield-Beckley-Oak Hill – WBB
Casper-Riverton – KWWY
Cheyenne-Scottsbluff – KCHW

Sample Interview Questions

1. The Ivy Chronicles is about a woman who loses her big corporate job and then reinvents herself into a school admissions advisor helping rich Manhattanites get their kids into private school. Isn’t that what happened to you? Is this a thinly disguised tell-all?

2. In the book, desperate parents do outrageous things to get their children accepted into schools. What are some of the craziest things you’ve seen people do to get their kids into school?

3. Is the admissions scene this competitive in cities other than Manhattan?

4. Why are parents are willing to go to such extremes for a place in nursery school?

5. How do children react to their parent’s anxieties about getting them into a hot school?

6. One of the fun parts of the book was seeing how the super wealthy live. Were your clients typically that rich?

7. There’s a great scene in the book where a character pays $35,000 for a dinner date with George Clooney at a private school auction. How realistic is that?

8. What is the downside of going to an elite private school?

9. Did you work with any famous clients?

10. The Ivy Chronicles is in development as a Warner Bros. film, with Catherine Zeta-Jones attached to play Ivy. Who else do you hope they cast?

11. What’s more challenging, working in nursery school admissions or corporate America?

12. When you started your business, did you do so with the intention of writing about it? How did you find a publisher?