Kate Lao Shaffner

Kate Lao Shaffner is WPSU’s reporter for Keystone Crossroads, a statewide public media collaboration focusing on the problems and solutions facing Pennsylvania’s communities.
Kate previously worked as an associate producer for WPSU. She reported and produced feature stories and interviews. She also ran the day-to-day production of WPSU’s This I Believe and BookMark. Her work has been recognized with awards from the Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association.
Kate earned her Master’s degree from Penn State’s School of International Affairs and her B.A. in English and Intercultural Studies from Houghton College.
Before moving to State College, she spent two years in rural Tanzania, where she worked with a university study abroad program.
Kate enjoys reading, traveling, and rearranging her furniture.

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