Kathryn Styer

Kathryn Styer Martínez

Class of 2023

Kathryn Styer Martínez is a multimedia journalist. Her reporting focuses on Latino communities, economic equity and solutions to social problems. She is currently a production assistant with the award winning radio show and podcast, Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting. She was the 2020-2021 Toni Randolph Reporting fellow at Minnesota Public Radio News, the 2019-2020 New Economy Reporting Project fellow and the former director of KGCP-LPFM, Peralta Community Radio in Oakland, California. She is a freelance photojournalist, reporter and broadcast journalist. Her work has appeared in El Tecolote, The Oaklandside, MPR News, National Public Radio, Outside Online, Talk Poverty, New Life Quarterly and Making Contact.


  • UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, M.J. class of 2023

  • San Francisco State University,
    B.A. Political Science, B.A. Raza Studies


  • Production Assistant, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting


  • 2022 Jim Marshall Photojournalism Fellowship.

  • 2022 Ñ Award Finalist, Photojournalism.

  • 2021 Shirley & Dennis Feldman Fellowship Runner-up. National Press Club.

  • 2021 Midwest Broadcast Journalists Sevareid Award of Merit for Audio

  • Latino Well-Being Reporting Fellow, co-sponsored by UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and Graduate School of Journalism, 2021-2022

  • Toni Randolph Reporting Fellow, Minnesota Public Radio News, 2020-2021

  • New Economy Reporting Project Fellow, New Economy Coalition and Solutions Journalism Network, 2019-2020


  • MPR News, 10 Jun 2021. ‘One has to dream big': Mentors, family, grit help light a teen’s future


    Fellowship capstone: ¡Adelante Minnesota! https://www.mprnews.org/story/2021/01/13/adelante-minnesota

  • MPR News, 2 Nov 2020.
    ChangeMakers: Indigenous Minnesotans making history


  • MPR News, 13 Oct 2020. Easy online voter registration? Not for many of Minnesota’s new citizens


  • MPR News, 11 Sep 2020. ‘I have a great responsibility’: Connecting with ancestors through Aztec dance


  • MPR News, 12 Aug 2020. In Minnesota, many Black women entrepreneurs missed out on PPP dollars



  • National Press Club

  • Investigative Reporters & Editors

  • Ida B. Wells Society

  • National Association of Hispanic Journalists

  • Association of Independents in Radio

  • Radio Television Digital News Association

  • Women's Audio Mission

  • National Press Photographers Association


Indigenous Communities, Informal economies, Latino communities, Supply Chains, economic equity, mutual aid, solutions journalism