Karen Gaviola

Karen Gaviola is an American television producer and director. She is the winner of the 2007 NAACP Image Award for directing "The Whole Truth" episode of the ABC hit series Lost.[1] She was also nominated for the 2013 WIN (Women's Image Network) Award for best directing of the "Georgia on My Mind" episode of the Shonda Rhimes series Private Practice. Ms.Gaviola has directed over 125 TV episodes, including the shows Lucifer, Empire, Sons of Anarchy, The Blacklist, Magnum P.I., CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Grimm, Criminal Minds and Chicago Fire.[2]

Karen Gaviola
OccupationTelevision producer and director
Years active1999–present

More recently, she has made her mark as a co-executive producer/director. Her producing credits include Lucifer, Hawaii Five-0, Magnum P.I. and Love Is for Oprah Winfrey.

Ms. Gaviola was elected in June 2013 to the National Board of the Directors Guild of America. She is currently serving her fourth term.[3] She is active with the DGA TV Creative Rights Committee, the Women's Steering Committee, the Asian American Committee, the Negotiations Committee and the Diversity Task Force. Karen is also a member of the Producers Guild of America, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and Film Independent.

Karen is a proud second generation Filipino American. She is a graduate of Immaculate Heart High School, Los Angeles and Harvard College.


Year Title Notes
1999–2001 NYPD Blue 3 episodes
2002 Providence 1 episode
Strong Medicine 1 episode
2003–2009 CSI: Miami 16 episodes
2004 Cold Case 2 episode
2005 The Inside 1 episode
CSI: NY 1 episode
Medical Investigation 1 episode
Close to Home 1 episode
2006 Crossing Jordan 1 episode
Alias 1 episode
Justice 1 episode
Bones 1 episode
2006–2007 Lost 2 episodes
2006–2008 Prison Break 4 episodes
2007 The Unit 1 episode
Lincoln Heights 1 episode
Law & Order 1 episode
Cane 1 episode
Journeyman 1 episode
2008 Eleventh Hour 1 episode
Brothers & Sisters 1 episode
Without a Trace 2 episodes
2009 Ghost Whisperer 1 episode
Criminal Minds 2 episodes
Dark Blue 2 episodes
Lie to Me 1 episode
Castle 1 episode
Miami Medical 1 episode
2010 Private Practice 1 episode
The Forgotten 1 episode
NCIS: Los Angeles 1 episode
Chase 2 episodes
The Whole Truth 2 episodes
2011 Private Practice 1 episode
The Cape 1 episode
Off the Map 1 episode
Blue Bloods 1 episode
Alphas 1 episode
Unforgettable 1 episode
Criminal Minds 1 episode
NCIS: Los Angeles 2 episodes
Terra Nova 2 episodes
2012 Private Practice 2 episodes
NCIS: Los Angeles 1 episodes
Criminal Minds 1 episode
Nikita 1 episode
Grimm 1 episode
Sons Of Anarchy 1 episode
2013 Criminal Minds 1 episode
Chicago Fire 2 episodes
Chicago PD 2 episodes
CSI 3 episodes
Golden Boy 1 episode
Grimm 1 episode
2014 The Blacklist 3 episodes
Legends 1 episode
The Lottery 1 episode
Criminal Minds 1 episode
Gotham 1 episode
2015 The Blacklist 1 episode
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1 episode
NCIS: Los Angeles 1 episode
Grimm 1 episode
Supergirl 1 episode
Hell on Wheels 1 episodes
2016 Blindspot 2 episodes
NCIS: Los Angeles 1 episode
Grimm 1 episode
Lucifer 2 episodes
Animal Kingdom 1 episode
2017 Lucifer 3 episodes
The Gifted 1 episode
Empire 1 episode
2018 Colony 1 episode
Love Is 1 episode
2018-2019 Magnum P.I. 2 episodes
2019-2020 Hawaii Five-0 6 episodes
Soundtrack 2 episodes


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