Katie Katro
Katie Katro joined the Action News team in December 2018. Katie is living the American Dream as an immigrant in Philadelphia. Katie was a world traveler by the age of 2, having been born in Athens, Greece, to parents who grew up in communist Albania. Katie and her parents lived in England and Belfast, Northern Ireland before immigrating to Philadelphia. Katie first lived in Mount Airy and East Oak Lane before moving with her parents to Abington.

Through naturalization, Katie became an American citizen at 14 years old.

Katie speaks fluent Albanian and is very involved in the Albanian community in Northeast Philadelphia. Her diverse background led her to want to pursue a career in journalism to tell people's stories who need representation.

Katie grew up watching Action News to learn about American culture and traditions in her new hometown of Philadelphia.

Katie 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.

Immediately after graduation, Katie began working at 5NEWS in Fayetteville, Arkansas as a field reporter and fill-in anchor. Katie then worked as a reporter and fill-in anchor at WTIC in Hartford, Connecticut where she also served on the Communications Advisory Board for Manchester Community College, mentoring college students.

Katie loves giving back by helping student journalists get their foot in the door. In her free time, you can find Katie cooking Albanian dishes or watching the English Premiere (football not soccer). She is very interested in learning about other cultures, which is why she 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.

Katie's Stories
Gas prices are rising throughout the Delaware Valley
Gasoline demand is continuing to spike while oil production is still at a low, according to GasBuddy. People say this is causing problems for them at the pump.
Shooting leaves 2 injured at cemetery in Upper Darby, Pa.
Two people were injured after gunfire erupted at a cemetery on Thursday afternoon in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, according to police.
Travel expected to ramp up in Philly region as COVID restrictions ease
As people look to shake off the winter chill and COVID-19 restrictions loosen across the region, many are mulling over the decision to travel this summer.
Philly drivers dealing with early pothole season, trash truck gets stuck
A Philadelphia trash truck got stuck in the roadway this week, due to one of the many potholes that drivers are trying to avoid around the city.
Snow-weary residents dig out again in Montgomery County
Snow fell steadily through Montgomery County through the afternoon... again.
"Snow angels" help dig out Action News van
The snow was piling up in Montgomery County, Pa. on Monday as yet another winter storm pushed through the region.
1 dead, 3 hurt after shooting at bowling alley in East Norriton, Pa.
One person has died and three others are injured after gunfire erupted at a bowling alley in Montgomery County on Saturday night.
Woman in wheelchair rescued during fire in Perkiomen Township, Pa.
A woman in a wheelchair was rushed to the hospital on Saturday after she became trapped as a home went up in flames in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Bucks County, Pa. drivers take on winter storm
Some residents in Bucks County, Pennsylvania are digging out from nearly 10 inches of snow after Thursday's winter storm.
Officers find body parts in dumpster, U-Haul in Philadelphia
Philadelphia police are investigating after multiple body parts were discovered at two crime scenes on Thursday. Investigators said the cases could be connected.