Katie grew up in Mount Airy and East Oak Lane before moving to Abington, and is a proud graduate of Abington High School (go Ghosts!) It was through Abington's strong communications program that she was able to dive into journalism, producing news pieces that she shot and edited for Abington's cable channel. During her senior year she was editor-in-chief of her high school's paper, The Abingtonian, and was awarded the Congressional Award Gold Medal for doing more than 400 hours of community service.
Katie majored in journalism at Temple University, where she graduated with 15 competitive internships across New York City, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. During one of these internships she worked with Linda Ellerbee at Nick News. Ellerbee had inspired Katie to go into journalism, and during this internship become a mentor.
Just two days after graduating from Temple University, Katie began working at 5NEWS in Fayetteville, Arkansas as a field reporter and fill-in anchor. She covered several prominent events like the LPGA Tournament, the Walmart Shareholders Meeting, and the Bentonville Film Festival. She covered a plane crash carrying a former Walmart CEO and dug into documents of a historical home of a famous aviator, set to be demolished. Her coverage was able to help save the house. She also covered many visits by presidential candidate, including Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump.
Katie then moved to a station in Hartford, Connecticut where she also served on the Communications Advisory Board for Manchester Community College.
Katie loves giving back by helping student journalists get their foot in the door. In her free time, you can find Katie cheering on Philadelphia sports teams or at Temple events. She also loves traveling, and has visited more than 15 countries!
Katie is very active on social media and loves connecting with viewers there, where she develops and enterprises many stories.
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