Our Staff

1Karen Kornhauser1

Karen Kornhauser, Owner
Karen has been in the court reporting business for over 20 years. She was born and raised in New York City, pursuing her bachelor’s degree at Long Island University in Brooklyn. In the late 1980s Karen went to work as a transcriptionist for Ginger Burns, former owner of the company then known as National Reporting Service. Then in 1996, Karen began managing the business when Ginger accepted a position as an official court reporter for AOC. After Ginger’s untimely death in 2001, Karen took over as owner and changed the business name to Asheville Reporting.


Amanda Johnson
Raised in Western North Carolina, Amanda comes from a large, close-knit family. She is married to Toby and loves horseback riding and all kinds of sports, including volleyball and soccer. Amanda came to work with Asheville Reporting early in 2002 as a court reporter. In addition to her job as a court reporter, her skills as an organizer have helped her to evolve into the person in the office who handles the scheduling, as well as the accounting and payroll.


Ed Diez
While Ed wears many hats for Asheville Reporting, his main role since he joined us in 2005 is transcript production. With additional training, he has evolved into our on-site videographer, as well. He is originally from Argentina, but has lived in Asheville for a number of years. Ed speaks English, Spanish, and some Italian, and adds to the international flavor of our office.