The Mary Sue

10 Women Who Should Be Involved in Bryan Fuller’s New Star Trek Series
“[Gaviola] has a long, varied career in television that also includes mainstream fare, and her competent and confident handling of big-budget franchise properties make her more than qualified to take on Star Trek

DGA Quarterly – Spring 2017

The Body and Soul of Live Casting
“Gaviola points out ‘there is absolutely nothing like giving a note, and seeing if the actor can adjust to the note—seeing in the room what the actor’s range is.’

New York Post

Crime Waves – A Fire In The Everglades Leads To Murder And The Search For A Missing CSI Investigator
So much testosterone, so little time. Keeping all the men in line is a woman, director Karen Gaviola, a petite dynamo in a ponytail and a baseball cap who fires off directions with blunt force for a fight scene between prisoners and the forestry officers. 

DGA Quarterly – Winter 2015

Skilled Director, Will Travel
Just about every month, Gaviola meets a new cast and crew. “I like navigating through the uncharted waters,” she says. “It’s like an exercise in psychology, because you have to figure out how to make the best show you can with the people you’re working with…” 

Emmy Magazine

Labors of Love: Crimes and Opportunity
“Director Karen Gaviola likes being in the middle of the action, and her calm focus is an asset on set