Hi. My name is Kate, and I write things. Often.
As a Storyteller at TED, I work with our TED Prize winners — from space archaeologist Sarah Parcak to healthcare visionary Raj Panjabi to artist JR — to help them tell their stories, in print and video. I also cover TED conferences, writing about big ideas in art, entertainment, psychology, business and technology.
As a journalist, I'm continually fascinated by people and their passions. I've written about bike polo evangelists and karaoke diehards for The New York Times, and female cab drivers and professional roadies for Jane Magazine (where I was an associate editor). My articles have also appeared in Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, The New York Observer and Page Six Magazine, as well as on TheAtlantic.com, Time.com and TheFrisky.com (where I served as pop culture editor).
Joyce Carol Oates called my narrative nonfiction book, CHEER!: Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleaders, a "spirited, fascinating, at times disturbing and always absorbing book." It inspired The CW's TV series, Hellcats, for which I served as a consulting producer. I continue to create concepts for television shows.
Read more about all of the above on this site.