Karen Gaviola is an American TV director.
She got her start as an editorial intern on the 1980 film Witches’ Brew that starred Lana Turner and Teri Garr. Five years later she worked as a DGA Trainee on the 1985 Arnold Schwarzeneggar film Commando. For the next few years she worked as a second assistant director on TV shows like Cagney & Lacey. From 1989 to 1994 she worked as a first assistant director on many TV shows
She has directed episodes of many TV series including “Blue Bloods”, “Criminal Minds”, “Grimm” and “Lost”.
She is the winner of the 2007 NAACP Image Award for directing “The Whole Truth” episode of the ABC hit series Lost.