Katie Worth

Tow Journalism Fellow

Katie Worth likes to write about science, politics, and their myriad intersections. She began her professional life at the Pacific Daily News on Guam, and later worked as an enterprise reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. Her work has appeared in Scientific American, National Geographic, Slate, The Wall Street Journal and was included in The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016.

Worth joined the Boston-based FRONTLINE team in 2015 as the inaugural FRONTLINE-Columbia Tow Journalism Fellow, and in 2018 was selected as an O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism. She has worked on a number of FRONTLINE’s enterprise reporting projects, including Framed for Murder by His Own DNA and Zika Uncontained, the latter of which was a finalist for the NIHCM Research and Journalism Awards. She co-produced the cinematic interactive story The Last Generation, which was awarded an Emmy for “Outstanding New Approaches: Documentary,” a World Press Photo award as “Interactive of the Year,” a Webby for “Best Use of Interactive Video,” an Online Journalism Award for “Excellence and Innovation in Visual Storytelling,” a Scripps Howard Award for Multimedia Journalism, and a National Academy of Science Communication Award. It was also cited in the duPont-Columbia University Gold Baton award and the Overseas Press Club “Kim Wall Award.”

Languages Spoken:



Boston, MA

Areas of Expertise:

Politics science