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.
45 candidates are running for Seattle City Council. Who are they and what do they stand for?
KUOW’s politics editor Cat Smith has been talking to the candidates since last week’s filing deadline. She joined Morning Edition host Angela King to talk about some of the key issues and races so far.
Seattle schools approves budget plan, but hard choices remain ahead
Seattle Public Schools officials are celebrating having a solution in place for next year. But they're also quick to caution that Washington's largest school district isn't out of the weeds yet.
What's so special about WA's upcoming special session?
The 2023 regular legislative session may be over, but lawmakers will be heading back to Olympia soon for a special session.
Warm, cold, and warm. The Western Washington weather ahead
After an unusually cold spring thus far, Western Washington is expected to see high temperatures in the 70s on Friday and Saturday.
WA lawmakers pass key policy deadline, head into final week of session
Time is winding down to get bills onto the governor's desk, and the clock is ticking on the big issue at hand this year: the passing of the next two-year budget.
WA lawmakers make final deals on policy, budget proposals
Just two weeks are left in the 2023 legislative session in Washington state and lawmakers still have a number of lingering issues to sort out before the April 23 budget deadline.
Jayapal reintroduces Transgender Bill of Rights
U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Seattle) is once again trying to codify federal protections for transgender and gender non-conforming people across the country.
WA Dems criticize GOP for defending Trump before charges are made public
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are responding to former President Donald Trump's indictment in a New York court. Democrats say no one is above the law. Republicans suggest the charges are politically motivated.
From education funding to drug use, lawmakers tweak the details in final weeks of session
Austin Jenkins with Pluribus News and host of "Inside Olympia" on TVW joined KUOW's Paige Browning and Amy Radil to break down the latest as Washington lawmakers enter the home stretch for budget negotiations and their last chance to pass bills.
One WA police chief's argument for changing state vehicle pursuits law
For about two years now, police departments in Washington have had strict rules around when they can chase after suspects in their cars. Now, state lawmakers are debating a change that would loosen the restrictions around when police can and can't chase.