Karen Mack

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Karen Mack
EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles
OccupationAttorney, television producer, novelist
Spouse(s)Russell Goldsmith
ChildrenBrian Goldsmith
Parent(s)Jerome D. Mack
Joyce Rosenberg
RelativesNate Mack (paternal grandfather)
Bram Goldsmith (father-in-law)

Karen Mack is an American television producer for CBS and co-author of three novels from Los Angeles, California.

Early life[edit]

Karen Mack grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada.[1] Her father, Jerome D. Mack, was a banker and real estate investor.[1][2] When she was nine years old, he named Karen Avenue in Las Vegas after her.[1] Her mother, nee Joyce Rosenberg, was a philanthropist.[3] Her paternal grandfather was the co-founder of the Bank of Las Vegas. She was raised in a Jewish household, with her father serving as President of Temple Beth Sholom.[2]

Mack graduated cum laude graduate from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.[4] She then received a Juris Doctorate from the UCLA School of Law.[4]

Career[edit]

Mack started her career as an entertainment attorney for Lorimar Television and Republic Studios.[4] Later, she started producing television programs and movies.[4] She is the executive producer of A Home for the Holidays on CBS.[5] In 2008, the program won the Television Academy Honors from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.[4]

Mack is also the co-author of three novels with Jennifer Kaufman.[5] The first novel, published in 2006, was Number 1 on the New York Times Bestseller List.[4] It talks about a bored young woman in West Los Angeles, who spends her time reading fiction to escape reality.[6][7] The second novel, published in 2007, is about a thirty-year-old widow from Topanga Canyon who never finished high school and lies on her resume to get a job.[8] The third novel, published in 2014, is about Sigmund Freud's sister-in-law, Minna Bernays, who moves in with her sister and Freud after she loses her job; soon, she becomes Freud's mistress.[9][10]

Mack has been a contributor to The Los Angeles Times Magazine.[11]

Political activity[edit]

Mack hosted a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Mack is married to Russell Goldsmith, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of City National Bank.[6] They reside in Los Angeles, California.[6] They have a son, Brian Goldsmith, who worked as a producer on the CBS Evening News and as an assistant to Katie Couric.[5]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Literacy and Longing in LA (2006).
  • A Version of the Truth (2007).
  • Freud's Mistress (2014).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lisa Carter, Karen Avenue named for Thomas & Mack co-developer's daughter, Las Vegas Review-Journal, March 6, 2012
  2. ^ a b LV civic leader Mack dies, Las Vegas Sun, September 28, 1998
  3. ^ UNLV Foundation: A Conversation with Joyce Mack, May 13, 2013
  4. ^ a b c d e f Book Reporter: Karen Mack
  5. ^ a b c Rosalie R. Radomsky, Claire Pasternack and Brian Goldsmith, The New York Times, August 27, 2010
  6. ^ a b c Mimi Avins, All they ask is that you don't think pink, The Los Angeles Times, July 10, 2006
  7. ^ Janet Maslin, Chick Lit That Mixes Voltaire With Vogue, The New York Times, June 19, 2006
  8. ^ Cindy Crosby, Review of A Version of the Truth, The Book Reporter, April 25, 2011
  9. ^ Jane Krebs, Review of Freud's Mistress, The Book Reporter, July 26, 2013
  10. ^ Jonathan Kirsch, ‘Freud’s Mistress’: A psychiatric affair, Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, July 24, 2013
  11. ^ The Los Angeles Times Magazine: Contributors
  12. ^ Bradner, Eric; Merica, Dan; Zeleny, Jeff (January 6, 2016). "Hillary Clinton sets $50 million first-quarter fundraising goal". CNN. Retrieved November 1, 2016.

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