Hello! I’m Kait.
I am an award-winning reporter at POLITICO Europe, where I cover the politics and policy of the EU. From Donald Trump’s first NATO summit and to Europe’s migrant crisis in 2015, I have covered some of the biggest political stories of the past several years. While I work primarily as a writer, I also pioneered and co-host POLITICO Europe’s Coffee Break, a live social media show about the week’s latest political news in the EU.
Prior to my current gig, I worked as a reporter and editor for five years in both staff and freelance roles. My work has been published by Al-Jazeera English, BBC, The Guardian, NPR, VICE and Deutsche Welle. I also was the politics editor at Cafébabel, an online European magazine, for a year.
My investigation into water pollution in southern China for The Guardian won a silver medal in environmental reporting from the UN Correspondents’ Association in 2017. My story about genetic testing for Down Syndrome received an award for science reporting from the World Health Summit and the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting in 2016. I have also held four media fellowships, including with the International Women’s Media Foundation in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
I am also a public speaker and panel moderator. I have spoken at conferences on topics like journalism, immigration and politics in the US, Canada, Europe and China for clients such as the European Commission, Lewis & Clark College and the Fritt Ord Foundation.
Contact me to hear more about how I can help you and for any professional opportunities.