Kathryn Casteel



M.A., CUNY Graduate School of Journalism (Aug. 2015 - Dec. 2016)

New York, NY

B.A., University of South Carolina Upstate – Communications and Mass Media (Dec. 2014)

Spartanburg, SC

Study Abroad, John Cabot University (Jan. 2014 - May 2014)

Rome, Italy

Journalism Experience

Economics/Policy Intern, FiveThirtyEight (Jan. 2017 - March 2017)

New York, NY

Wrote and reported on economic and policy related feature stories for data-driven website. Pitched interactive projects and collaborated with data-visualizations team. Colloborated with other policy and politics writers on larger features and weekly newsletters.

Editorial Intern, Crain’s New York Business (June 2016 - Aug. 2016)

New York, NY

Wrote and reported on news stories and features for print business publication and website. Created interactive graphics to accompany stories. Contributed to production of website and conducted research for the publication’s Stats and the City feature.

Contributor, Mott Haven Herald (Sept. 2015 - Dec. 2015)

Bronx, NY

Pitched and wrote stories for government and business/development beats of local non-profit publication in the South Bronx. Interviewed city officials, community leaders, business owners, etc.

Freelance Contributor, Spartanburg Herald-Journal (Aug. 2014- Dec. 2013)

Spartanburg, SC

Pitched and wrote stories for entertainment and life section of daily newspaper. Interviewed local musicians, artists, and city officials about local and regional events.

Intern, Spartanburg Herald-Journal (May 2013- Aug. 2013)

Spartanburg, SC

Wrote stories for entertainment and life section of daily newspaper. Found and edited wire copy for online publication, GoUpstate.com. Edited photos and copy for web.

Staff Writer, The Carolinian (Jan. 2013 - Dec. 2013)

Spartanburg, SC

Wrote stories on campus events for student-run newspaper of the University of South Carolina Upstate. Interviewed students, professors, and staff for content.


Platforms – Adobe Premiere Pro, Illustrator, Photoshop, AI2HTML, CartoDB, OpenRefine, Wordpress, Foundation, Avid Protools

Languages - HTML/CSS, Javascript/jQuery, Regex, SQL, Underscore.js, Command Line, d3.js

Basic DLSR Photography/Videography - Canon 70D/60D/Rebel T2.i

Social Media – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat