While at NBC 4, Katie was part of breaking news teams that won a regional Emmy award for coverage of the Empire State Building shooting, and regional and national Emmy awards for its Hurricane Sandy coverage. They also won an Edward R. Murrow award for coverage of the 2012 storm.
Before journalism she worked in film and television production, holding nearly every job with the word "assistant" in the title. Her first job out of college was at the "Late Show with David Letterman," and she worked on movie and TV sets throughout the city. Her favorite gig was as a location assistant/scout, which let her snoop around homes and businesses in the five boroughs.
She has a B.S. in film and television production from St. John's University, and a master's degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.
Katie is a lifelong Queens resident who grew up down the block from the beach in Rockaway Park. She now lives in Woodside.
In her free time she likes cooking for her family and friends, and is learning to play the drums.