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.

EDUCATION

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

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

EMPLOYERS

  • Production Assistant, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting

AWARDS & HONORS

  • 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

PUBLICATIONS & OTHER WORK

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

    https://www.mprnews.org/story/2021/06/10/one-has-to-dream-big-mentors-family-grit-help-light-a-teens-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

    https://www.mprnews.org/story/2020/10/30/changemakers-indigenous-minnesotans-making-history

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

    https://www.mprnews.org/story/2020/10/13/easy-online-voter-registration-not-for-many-of-minnesotas-new-citizens

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

    https://www.mprnews.org/story/2020/09/11/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

    https://www.mprnews.org/story/2020/08/12/in-minnesota-many-black-women-entrepreneurs-missed-out-on-ppp-dollars

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

  • 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

REPORTING INTERESTS

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