Katie Colaneri

Assistant News Director

Katie Colaneri is Assistant News Director at WHYY. 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 served as editorial director of The Why, WHYY’s in-depth local news podcast, which ran from 2018-2020. 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, daughter, and beagle.

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