KATEY RUSCH

Journalist
Phone:

(218) 398-7533

 

Email:

katey.rusch@gmail.com

 

 

 
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EDUCATION

2018 - Present

Masters of Journalism

University of California Berkeley

Concentration: Investigative

2006 - 2010

Bachelors of Science

Northwestern University

Medill Innocence Project, Anchor/Reporter at Northwestern News Network, Medill News Service in D.C.

2002 - 2006

High School Diploma

Park Falls High School

GPA: 4.0, Valedictorian, Yearbook Editor, Cross Country/Track Captain, School Musical Lead

EXPERIENCE

2018 - now

Reporter/Research Asst.

2019 - now

2018 - 2019

2017 - 2018

Freelance Reporter

2017 - 2018

Associate Producer/Writer

2015 - 2017

Freelance Reporter/Writer

2014 - 2015

Multimedia Journalist

2012 - 2014

Reporter

2010 - 2012

Reporter/Weekend Anchor

Investigative Reporting Program

  • Part of a select group of reporters working on stories related to a “secret list” of California’s criminal cops

  • Identified trends in the data to inform a series of stories stemming from the original dataset focusing on examining how officers with questionable backgrounds are repeatedly hired at “second-chance departments”

California Reporting Project

  • Part of a coalition of more than 30 news organizations gathering and reporting on police misconduct records made newly available by SB 1421

Oakland North

  • City Hall reporter in a city government resistant to coverage

  • Uncovered an anonymous and illegal campaign by the beverage industry to repeal Oakland’s soda tax through extensive reporting

Seattle Weekly

  • Published several articles including an in-depth look at the court system’s treatment of the mentally ill

KCPQ-TV

  • Manager endorsed “best-writer,” go-to content developer for local, in-depth topics

KING-TV

  • Worked in multiple roles (reporter, writer, editor, segment producer) as the station streamlined its staff

KPNX-TV

  • Expanded my morning reporter role to include content production with enterprising and exclusive content; offered management promotable stories

KGET-TV

  • Investigated prison realignment’s impact on the county jails

  • Produced the affiliate’s first 30-minute special exposing the dangers of an experimental power plant

  • Investigated the oil industry’s fracking operations in California, comparing the practice to fracking in North Dakota’s oil boom

WDIO-TV

  • Charted the station's coverage of the Wisconsin demographic, cultivating sources in communities that previously went uncovered

AWARDS

Edward R. Murrow Regional

Best Series

“Drilling for Billions”

Emmy/Pacific Southwest Region Public/Community Affairs Special

“Drilling for Billions”

Emmy/Pacific Southwest Region

News Special

“Hydrogen Energy: Pollution or Solution”

White House Correspondents’

Association Scholar 

Emmy/Upper Midwest Region

Best Weekend Newscast

Eyewitness News at 6 Saturday

Minnesota Society of Prof. 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”

Minnesota AP - Best in Show

First Place Documentary/Investigative

“Endless Miles to Medical Care"

SKILLS

PUBLIC RECORDS

DATA

FOIA and state PRAs

SEC filings (EDGAR), GuideStar

Lexus Nexus, Factiva

VIDEO/AUDIO

OTHER

Microsoft Excel

Google Sheets

Open Refine

Proficient in RStudio, SQL

Editing (Premiere, Avid, Final Cut)

Audio (tape sync, Audition)

Videography (Sony X70)

 

Open Source Investigations

Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator)

WordPress

Proficient in spoken Spanish

WORK SAMPLES

 
 
 
 
 
CONTACT ME
Katey Rusch
JOURNALIST

CALL

c. (218) 398-7533

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