Katie Colaneri is WHYY’s Assistant News Director. She first came to the station in 2013 as a reporter for StateImpact Pennsylvania, a public media collaboration covering the state’s energy economy and the environment. In 2015, she led WHYY’s coverage of Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. and was part of the team that covered the Philadelphia mayor’s race. Now as Assistant News Director, Katie helps plan and edit WHYY’s coverage, including daily news, features and special projects. She began her career in public media at WBGO in Newark, New Jersey. Her work has also been heard on NPR, Marketplace and Here & Now. A native of North Jersey, Katie is an alumna of Wellesley College.