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WAER Welcomes Recent Newhouse Grad to Staff
Newhouse School graduate Katie Zilcosky ’18 joined the professional staff of WAER this June after four years of work as a student intern in the newsroom. There, she contributed news reports and occasionally hosted “All Things Considered.”
Zilcosky is passionate about public radio and journalism. “I’m excited to continue creating content for the station that helped to develop my passion for public radio,” says Zilcosky. “I’m looking forward to helping the station advance its digital and feature content and being a part of WAER’s afternoon sound.”
In addition to hosting “All Things Considered,” Katie will be tasked with contributing new and creative elements to WAER’s daily broadcasts while also helping to mentor student volunteers. She will serve as the primary feature reporter for WAER, digging deep into the community to tell the stories that truly matter to the residents of Central New York.
“We are all really excited to have Katie join us full time,” says WAER Content and Operations Manager Kevin Kloss. “She has a lot of really strong ideas that are going help us utilize emerging technology to get our content in front diverse audiences.”
Zilcosky grew up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Syracuse University in May. She has also worked as a production intern at Pittsburgh’s NPR station 90.5 WESA. Get to know Katie as a journalist by listening to her most recent contribution to the City Limits Project by clicking here: SNAP – Trickle-down Impact.