Katie Worth likes to tell stories about science, politics, and their myriad intersections. She began her professional life as a beat reporter 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 andThe Best American Science and Nature Writing anthology.
Worth joined the Boston-based FRONTLINE team in 2015 as the inaugural FRONTLINE-Columbia Tow Journalism Fellow, and for the next six years worked on special investigative projects for the series — including a one-year stint in Milwaukee as an O’Brien Fellow in Public Service Journalism. She led reporting endeavors in print, film, interactive, audio and virtual reality. As a senior reporter at FRONTLINE, her work included providing guidance and resources to a corps of reporting fellows. She held leadership roles in both FRONTLINE and WGBH’s diversity, equity and inclusion committees, efforts she considers essential to the future of journalism.
Among the major enterprise projects Worth led are the mobile interactive “The Virus at Sea,” climate investigation “Deflect, Delay, Defer” the longform narrative “Framed for Murder by His Own DNA,” and the enterprise investigation “Zika Uncontained,” the last of which was a finalist for the NIHCM Research and Journalism Awards. She co-produced the cinematic interactive story “The Last Generation,” a collaboration with GroundTruth that has been 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.” She also is the author of the forthcoming book “MISEDUCATION: How Climate Change is Taught in America,” to be published by Columbia Global Reports.