Kate Schimel

Kate joined Colorado Public Radio in 2019. Previously, she was the associate editor at High Country News.

 

Professional Background:
Kate began her career as a reporter and editor at Chalkbeat, covering education news across Colorado. In 2015, she joined the staff at High Country News where she worked her way up from an intern to the associate editor. While there, Kate led a team of reporters and editors to produce breaking news, investigations and other features. She also helped develop and co-host the podcast, “West Obsessed,” a collection of stories about the American West.

Additionally, Kate worked as a freelance writer and editor. Her work was featured in several national publications, including Mother Jones, Grist, Education Dive, Catalyst Chicago, The Denver Post and Seattle Magazine.

Awards:
First Place, Investigative Reporting, Education Writers Association

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Reed College

The physical building has attracted public attention and obsession ever since the attack two decades ago.
<p>Law enforcement officers walk outside Columbine High School under the gaze of televisions cameras on Wednesday April 17 2019.</p>
<p>Law enforcement officers walk outside Columbine High School under the gaze of televisions cameras on Wednesday April 17 2019.</p>