Katey Rusch

Katey Rusch


Katey Rusch is records request manager and data journalist 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