Kate is a versatile journalist with writing and editing skills sharpened at international, national, and regional newspapers. She reports breaking news from the British Columbia tech sector, tells the stories of startups, and writes long-form articles analyzing new technologies for a weekly audience of up to 670,000.
Her work has been featured in publications including The Independent newspaper, TechCrunch, BetaKit, B.C. Business, the Georgia Straight, VR Scout, VR Focus, and Adbusters magazine. She has been invited to speak as an expert on CBC, CKNW, Roundhouse Radio, and Co-op Radio, and at political events at the request of B.C. Attorney General David Eby.
In addition to technology, she specializes in writing about music and culture. More than 500 of her articles have been published in various outlets, with recent interviewees including Beck, the Wu-Tang Clan, Kaskade, Imagine Dragons, and author Douglas Coupland.
She sits on the jury of the Polaris Music Prize, a nationwide award determined by the top music critics in the country. In her first year in the role she was elected to the position of grand juror, and was the sole representative for the West Coast on the 11-person panel. She is also a juror for the Prism Prize, a division of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. The panel of 120 music and film industry professionals is selected by invite only, and determines the country's best music video.
As well as holding undergraduate and graduate degrees in English from Cambridge University, she is qualified in marketing and communications strategy, including advanced Google Analytics, SEO, and content development.