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Title: News Editor
Department: Newsroom
Contact: 239-263-4764 | Send KATHERINE an email



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After spending the majority of her first 26 years as a Hoosier, Katherine felt she needed to see more than the corn and Colts that make up the Indiana landscape. Moving to Southwest Florida in September 2005 gave her that opportunity.

It also gave her the opportunity to cover K-12 education policies in Collier and Lee counties. The subject matter interests her greatly as her younger sister, Stephanie, is a teacher at their former elementary school in Indianapolis. She covered education until the summer of 2011, when she accepted a change of assignment that has her covering Collier government and transportation.

But the move to Florida will never shake her deep love for the Indiana University men's basketball team, music by Hoosier greats David Lee Roth and John Cougar Mellencamp, or the deep-fried pickles only available at the county fair. A 2001 Indiana University graduate who majored in journalism and political science, Kate — as her friends call her — knew she wanted to be a journalist from the moment her father put a copy of "All the President's Men" in her hands.

An avid reader and proud owner of a signed copy of the Michael Chabon classic "Wonder Boys," Kate likes to spend her free time with her husband, Daily News photographer David Albers, and their cat, Gus; traveling to exotic places like Paris, France, and Montgomery City, Mo.; taking as many books from the Collier County Public Library as she can carry out; and forcing her husband to watch the best show on television, "Gossip Girl."


Position History

  • News Editor
    05/01/2013 - current
  • Multimedia Journalist
    09/30/2005 - 05/01/2013

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