Katie Shepherd

I’m a journalist interested in politics, policy and their influence in the world. I believe keeping politicians and officials accountable to the public is one of the most important jobs a reporter could do.

As an investigative reporter for Willamette Week in Portland, Oregon, I cover criminal justice and immigration. I also help curate a weekly digest of the best local watchdog stories across the country for Local Matters.

Previously, I reported for BBC News in the Washington, D.C. bureau covering politics and writing features for the US and Canada section.

I was a James Reston fellow for The New York Times, where I reported for the politics desk in Washington, D.C. I worked as an intern for The Los Angeles Times and for a regional paper in northern Virginia, The Free Lance-Star.

In May 2016, I graduated with honors from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where I spent a year developing my data skills, investigative reporting and narrative writing style. I graduated with a B.A. in English from UCLA in March, 2015.

If you have a tip, comment or feedback on a story, send me an email at kshepherd(at)wweek(dot)com. You can also find me on Twitter.


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