August 2014 to present: anchor/reporter, WRAL-TV; February 2009 to August 2014: reporter, WCBS-TV, New York; June 2008 to December 2010: national correspondent, CBS Newspath; June 2005 to June 2008: reporter, WJZ-TV, Baltimore; August 2002 to June 2005: anchor/reporter, WSET-TV, Roanoke, Va.
Awards & Recognition:
2008: Emmy Award for Continuing Coverage of Virginia Tech Massacre (WJZ-TV); Associated Press Award for Continuing Coverage of Virginia Tech Massacre (WJZ-TV)
To listen and learn. To inform and empower the public with relevant, informative, inspirational and interesting stories.
Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast News, 2002, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
Hobbies & Interests:
I love to read! Fiction, non-fiction, newspapers, magazines – if it has a story, I’m reading it! I’m a huge travel buff obsessed with exploring new places – whether that’s a flight, a drive or a walk away. I’m also a self-proclaimed foodie and love trying everything! I’m not a great cook, but when it comes to baking, I’d put my homemade buttermilk biscuits and apple pie against anyone’s!
Family & Pets:
I adore spending family time with my husband, 3-year-old son Maxwell and two Labrador retrievers, Manhattan and Ranger.
Likes Best About North Carolina:
The warm climate, friendly people and easy accesses to beaches and mountains!
Most Memorable Assignments:
Superstorm Sandy was huge for me because I not only covered it, I lived it. My city and apartment building were left under water. I (along with my young son and close family friends) had to be rescued from our building by the National Guard! Meantime, my station didn’t go off the air for six straight days! So many lost much more than us. Their courage and refusal to give up was so inspirational. Experiencing even a small fraction of hardship gave me a fresh sense of compassion and a firsthand perspective at how scary it can all be.
More About Kathryn:
I’ve worked all over the country covering everything from presidential elections and inaugurations, to various hurricanes along the Outer Banks and Gulf Coast, to the Occupy Wall Street movement, mine disasters and building explosions.
But the stories that resonate most with me are those where I am given the privilege of telling someone’s personal story. I continue to be touched and honored by those who allow me to bring their stories into the public eye.