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.
The U.S. Interior Department has set out to document abusive boarding schools that once targeted Indigenous tribes, their cultures and their children. A first-of-its-kind report from the agency's Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative puts the extent of that abuse in black and white.
At the north end of the Olympic Peninsula, trucks carrying massive trees rumble through the town of Port Angeles. Humans here have dramatically altered the old-growth forests that ring the snowy peaks of the mountains nearby. But residents are working to preserve what they can of this wilderness.
Washington state is conducting a prescribed burn for the 2022 season for the first time in about 18 years.
Here in the Pacific Northwest, every day feels like is Earth Day.
President Joe Biden is visiting Seattle for Earth Day.
Baseball is coming back to T-Mobile Park Friday — along with all the nostalgia and sometimes the cost that accompanies the game. A new face is leading the Mariners' business operations: Catie Griggs is the first woman to hold the role in the team's history and is currently the highest ranking woman in all of Major League Baseball.
The spring and summer housing forecast is bright — for sellers anyway.
As attitudes toward mental health have changed, so too have policies around how we treat those suffering from mental illness, how we cover those costs and how we measure the success of the institutions providing care. Here in Washington state — as progressive as it may be — overhauling the system has proven easier said than done.
Twenty-three Washington state lawmakers have decided not to run for re-election this year. What’s the deal?
Diane Benscoter escaped a religious cult when she was 21. Now, she's helping others "deprogram" their loved ones who are being manipulated by QAnon and other forms of misinformation and disinformation.