About Katherine L.
I am the enterprise reporter covering criminal and social justice issues in Northeast Florida for the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, Florida. Please message me for my Signal number (Hablo español!) My inbox is off-the-record. I am a Poynter-Koch Media Follow from June 2021 until May 2022. As a journalist, I love to work with public records and data and get out on-foot in the community. In my free time, I'm usually surfing or out and about with my two dogs.
I was a Report for America corps members from 2019 - 2021 in New Mexico as a multimedia reporter and podcast producer/host at the Santa Fe Reporter. At the Santa Fe Reporter, I covered Santa Fe’s Southside — its immigrant and indigenous communities, service industry workers, entrepreneurs and families — through stories that impact their lives. I also covered the business and culture outside of the city’s contemporary downtown core, especially taking into account women, people of color, historical context, access to health care and education.
I started my career as a full-time staff journalist at Miami Today News covering the dynamic cities of Coral Gables and Miami Beach as well as international news that affected South Florida, including arts, culture, banking and finance.
I have freelanced as a writer, photographer and videographer for numerous publications since college, including USA Today, the Tampa Bay Times, the St. Augustine Record, Happs News, Al-Jazeera Plus, Human Rights Campaign, the Florida Bulldog and Seminole Magazine, long before completing my Bachelor's in Journalism/Media Production.
I received a grant while attending Flagler College to work with a partner covering malnutrition and poverty in a Mayan community on the shores of Lago de Atitlan in rural Guatemala.
I am a previous grantee for the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting. Tracey Eaton, a long-time investigative journalist and foreign correspondent, and I, traveled to Havana, Cuba in August 2018 to cover the housing crisis. We published multiple multimedia pieces. USA Today and the Tampa Bay Times were the first publications to take the story.
I am bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish.
I graduated from Flagler College majoring in Journalism/Documentary Production and minoring in International Studies Magnua cum Laude.