Katie Colaneri is WHYY’s Assistant News Director. She first came to the station in 2013 as a reporter and covered a variety of beats from energy and the environment to local politics and income inequality. Now as Assistant News Director, Katie helps plan and edit WHYY’s coverage, including daily news, features, and special projects. She also helped launch and now serves as editorial director of The Why, WHYY’s daily news podcast. Katie began her career in public media at WBGO in Newark. A native of New Jersey, Katie is a proud alumna of Wellesley College. She lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband and beagle, Sadie.

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