Katie is a reporter/multimedia journalist/anchor who joined the WTVM news team in January 2019. She graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May of 2017 with a double major in Broadcast & Electronic Journalism and Political Science.
While at UNC, she was a member of UNC’s award-winning student news broadcast, covering everything from the 2016 presidential election to disabled veterans and their service animals. Katie was selected by the UNC journalism school to travel to Hallstatt, Austria to cover a story inside a salt mine in the Austrian Alps. She was an executive board member for her sorority, Pi Beta Phi, for two years, and she also interned at Spectrum News in Raleigh, N.C.
Always a lover of travel and adventure, Katie moved to Prague, Czech Republic after graduation, where she worked as a social media and marketing specialist. After a year of living in the Czech Republic, her love of journalism and storytelling brought her back to the U.S.
Katie is originally from Charlotte, N.C., and is new to the Columbus area. Feel free to reach out with story ideas or with suggestions of things around Columbus.
“Put yourself in the place of somebody that has a relative buried out there,” she said. “If it were your grandmother, your mother, father. Would you want their grave vandalized? It’s hurtful to people.”
As investigators and volunteers continue to search for Aniah Blanchard, the 19-year-old who went missing from Auburn October 23, the community continues to find ways to keep her at the forefront of their minds.