Kathy Hanrahan

Out & About editor

Professional Experience:
2011- present: WRAL’s Out and About Editor; 2008-2011: WRAL.com Web editor and host of weekly entertainment web program Entertainment wrap-up; 2004 to 2008: Journalist covering the entertainment beat at the Associated Press; 2003: Reporter, L’Observator newspaper; 2002 to 2003: Correspondent, “Hammond Daily Star;” 2000 to 2003: “Tinseltown Trash” entertainment reporter, KSLU radio; 1999-2002: Editor In Chief/Arts and Entertainment Editor “The Lion’s Roar”

Awards and Recognition:
2010 Edward R. Murrow Region 8: Best Large-Market TV Website; 2010 Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas award for Best Website; 2010 International Photography Awards honorable mention; 2010 Editor & Publisher Eppy Award for Best Local TV/Cable-Affiliated Website; 2010 Southeast Regional Emmy Award for continuing coverage of a news story; 2009 Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Website; 2004 Louisiana Press Association award for best continuing coverage; 2003 Best College News Reporter in the South (Southeast Journalism Conference); 2003 Top 10 Entertainment Reporter in the South (SEJC); 2002, 2003 Top 10 College Journalist in the South (SEJC)

Marketing and Communications/Journalism, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, La.

New Orleans, La.

My husband and I have one son and a shih tzu-poodle named Faith.

Hobbies, Interests and other random information:
Celebrity gossip, TV, videogames, eating crawfish

Favorite celebrity interview:
By phone: Joan Rivers – she was so funny! In person: B.B. King

Memorable moments so far:
Shooting pyrotechnics out of my hand courtesy of Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson: Immortal show. Dancing with Elmo and Cookie Monster. Eating cheddar Goldfish crackers with B.B. King on his tour bus. Getting turned into a zombie at the N.C. Museum of Life and Science in Durham.