Katey Rusch

Class of 2020

Katey Rusch is an award-winning investigative journalist based in the Bay Area. She’s spent the last decade working in local television newsrooms across the country as an on-air reporter, writer, and producer.

A graduate from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Katey’s won numerous awards in her tenure as a video journalist including several Emmys and a Regional Edward R. Murrow award for a series about fracking and the potential energy in shale oil reserves.

Changing gears, Katey is transitioning from television to print, attending the University of California Berkley pursuing her Master of Journalism with a focus on narrative writing and investigative journalism. Currently, she’s reporting on politics and government for the school’s hyper-local news site Oakland North and working across the street with the Investigative Reporting Program (IRP) on their California Corruption project. This summer she will be continuing her work with the IRP.

When Katey isn’t poring over public record’s requests, you can find this Wisconsin native praising her Packers, running her worries away or spending time with her husband.

EDUCATION

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

  • Northwestern University: B.S. Journalism & Religion

EMPLOYERS

  • 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

AWARDS & HONORS

  • 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)

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

  • Investigative Reporters & Editors

MEDIA PLATFORMS

Narrative Writing, Video Journalism