Hi. My name is Kate, and I write things. Often.
Currently, I’m a staff writer at NCIS, learning how to weave good stories about Navy criminal investigations. Stay tuned: my first episode will air this fall.
Prior to that, I was a Storyteller at TED, researching and writing special video series like the award-winning Small Thing, Big Idea. I also worked with the ambitious thinkers of the TED Prize and Audacious Project, helping them tell their stories in video and print. From space archaeologist Sarah Parcak to healthcare visionary Raj Panjabi to artist JR, my beats spanned entertainment, design, psychology, technology and science.
As a journalist, I'm continually fascinated by people and their passions. I've written about bike polo evangelists and Jewish tattoos for The New York Times, female cab drivers and professional roadies for Jane Magazine (where I was an associate editor), and South Korean animators and all-female city councils for The Atlantic. And then there’s my narrative nonfiction book, CHEER!: Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleaders. Joyce Carol Oates called it a, "spirited, fascinating, at times disturbing and always absorbing book." It inspired The CW's TV series, Hellcats.
You can read more about all of the above on this site. Don’t be a stranger, okay?