My name is Kathryn Casteel and I'm a South Carolina native now pursuing a journalism career in New York City. Currently I'm an associate editor and content manager for MDAlert.com and freelance writer at other places. Previously I was a staff writer at FiveThirtyEight.com. I write about a variety of topics including criminal justice, immigration and gender issues, but I mainly focus my work on areas that touch on policy and its impact on real people. I graduated from CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in December of 2016. There I studied elements of data and visual storytelling and concentrated in business and economic reporting. Since graduating, I've returned to CUNY a few times as an TA for the interactive journalism courses.
I've also covered business and real estate for Crain's New York Business and local business and politics for the Mott Haven Herald in the South Bronx. I've published work in Tech Cocktail, Queens Courier, and the Spartanburg Herald-Journal in South Carolina.