Katey Rusch

Katey Rusch


Katey Rusch is a reporter for UC Berkeley’s Investigative Reporting Program. Her work focuses on police misconduct. In 2019, she was part of a team of reporters at the Investigative Reporting Program, the Mercury News, and the Center for Investigative Reporting who worked on a series of stories related to a “secret list” of California’s criminal cops. The series was a finalist for a Scripps Howard Award. 
Before joining the Investigative Reporting Program, Katey spent a decade as an on-air reporter and writer in local television newsrooms, including stops in Seattle, Phoenix, Bakersfield, California, Duluth, Minnesota, and Topeka, Kansas. As a video journalist, Katey won numerous awards, including several Emmys and an Edward R. Murrow award for a series about fracking and the potential energy in shale oil reserves. She is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. 


  • University of California Berkeley: Master of Journalism (expected graduation May 2020)

  • Northwestern University: B.S. Journalism & Religion


  • KCPQ-TV, Seattle, WA - Writer/Associate Producer/Story Producer

  • Seattle Weekly, Seattle, WA - Freelance Contributor

  • KING-TV, Seattle, WA - Reporter/Writer

  • KPNX-TV, Phoenix, AZ - Multi-media Journalist/Reporter

  • KGET-TV, Bakersfield, CA - Investigative Reporte/Multi-media Journalist

  • WDIO-TV, Duluth, MN - Reporter/Weekend Anchor


  • Edward R. Murrow Regional Best Series
    “Drilling for Billions”

  • Emmy/Pacific Southwest Region News Special
    “Hydrogen Energy: Pollution or Solution?”

  • Emmy/Pacific Southwest Region Public/Community Affairs Special
    “Drilling for Billions”

  • Minnesota Associated Press, Best in Show, First Place, Documentary/Investigative
    “Endless Miles to Medical Care”

  • Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists, First Place Hard/Spot News
    “Occupy Tents Down”

  • Minnesota Associated Press, First Place Hard/Spot News
    “Eyes Along the Border”

  • Minnesota Associated Press, First Place Sports Reporting
    “Three Million Dollar Dive”

  • White House Correspondents’ Association Scholarship Recipient (2019)


  • Investigative Reporters & Editors


Narrative Writing, Video Journalism