Katie King

Katie King is the Washington contributor at San José Spotlight, covering Silicon Valley’s congressional delegation.

Katie cut her teeth writing features in Virginia. She later worked as a crime reporter for The BVI Beacon in the British Virgin Islands, where she covered trials at the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court and investigated public safety issues. Following Hurricane Matthew, she spent two weeks in Haiti reporting on a school that received aid from organizations in the Virgin Islands. More recently, she covered government for Wyoming’s statewide newspaper, the Casper Star-Tribune.

Prior to joining San José Spotlight, she spent six months in Amman, Jordan, volunteering with the Collateral Repair Project, a nonprofit that assists refugees from Iraq, Syria and Sudan.

Katie is a member of the Investigative Reporters and Editors association, and she has received awards from the Virginia Press Association, the Wyoming Press Association and the Society of Professional Journalists.

She holds a degree in history and political science from James Madison University in Virginia.

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