Katie Watson   -  Volunteer Faculty at the Leadership Institute

Katie Watson

Katie reports on waste, fraud, and abuse at the state and federal levels for Watchdog.org, a part of the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity. A member of the Investigative Reporters and Editors, she has won multiple awards from the Virginia Press Association. 

Before moving to D.C., Katie worked as a reporter at the Santa Barbara News-Press in California. She attended Biola University outside Los Angeles, where she earned her bachelor's degree in journalism and worked as the editor-in-chief of the student newspaper, The Chimes. At 19, she interned at The Washington Times through the National Journalism Center.