Karen L. Thorson

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Karen L. Thorson is an American television producer.[1] Thorson was married to fellow producer Robert F. Colesberry until his death in 2004.[1] She worked on all five seasons of The Wire.[1] Before joining the crew of The Wire she worked as an associate producer and post-production manager in the film industry.[1]

Thorson joined the production team as a co-producer in 2001 while they prepared the show's pilot episode.[2] She retained her role for the show's second season.[3] For the third, fourth, and fifth season she was credited as producer.[4][5][6]

Following the conclusion of The Wire she became a co-producer for The Unusuals.


  1. ^ a b c d "Karen L. Thorson Biography". HBO. 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-17.
  2. ^ "The Wire season 1 crew". HBO. 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-14.
  3. ^ "The Wire season 2 crew". HBO. 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-14.
  4. ^ "The Wire season 3 crew". HBO. 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-14.
  5. ^ "The Wire season 4 crew". HBO. 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-14.
  6. ^ "The Wire season 5 crew". HBO. 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-01.

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