Senior Producer, Morning Edition
Katie is the senior producer of KUOW's Morning Edition. She works with local host Angela King to bring listeners stories from around the world, nation and our region. Given her political reporting background, she is passionate about holding local and regional leaders accountable. Listeners can get weekly updates on our Friday Politics segment.
Katie previously served listeners in Phoenix at member-station KJZZ. As an Arizona Capitol reporter, she reported on a statewide teacher strike and investigated two Arizona state representatives who, ultimately, departed the state House amid scandal. She also covered numerous elections, from rural county races to U.S. Senate contests and Arizona's role as a key battleground state in 2020. Katie's reporting was featured on an award-winning political podcast, which she launched and hosted for the Arizona Capitol Times.
She is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Journalism, an avid hiker and an auntie/hide-and-seek expert.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal wants all Washington public school students to eat lunch for free.
Every new school year brings with it some of the same anxieties for both students and their parents — although there may be some new stressors this year.
During the height of the pandemic, a federal school lunch program provided free lunch to all students, regardless of their economic status. That program is no more.
If you live in the Pacific Northwest, chances are you’ve been on a hike. If not, you might go with a trail that’s considered “easy” to get started. But, easy for who? Trails labeled easy in many guides are still difficult or inaccessible for people with disabilities. We’ll hear from Syren Nagakyrie, the author of a new hikers guide for those with disabilities looking to experience one of Washington’s many hiking trails.
Hospital staffing shortages across the state have some nurses taking their skills on the road.
For the past month, people experiencing mental health crises have been able to dial 988 for help. One operator in King County has received about 25% more calls since it launched.
‘It is remarkable because they've held this office for almost six decades.’
The results from this week's primary are still taking shape, but we've got a good idea of who will be on the November ballot in some key races.
The City of Seattle is named for Duwamish leader Chief Seattle, yet his own descendants say they’ve been excluded from an effort to involve more Indigenous people in city issues.
Nine Indigenous Seattle residents will serve on the city's first Indigenous Advisory Council.