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Katy always wanted to be a journalist.
Each morning in her family home started with the theme tune to Morning Report. (Still does.)
As a student she read the news on 98 RDU in Christchurch and soon became a DJ, hosting breakfast, brunch and drive shows.
Fast-forward a few years (OK, make it 20) and she now co-presents and produces One in Five, as well as Spectrum and New Zealand Society on Radio New Zealand National.
In between, Katy spent many years as a news journalist, covering numerous court cases, public meetings, industrial disputes, not to mention earthquakes. She was judged Individual Radio Journalist of the Year in 2009 and was a finalist again in 2013.
Katy started presenting the Christchurch Story segment on Afternoons with Jim Mora in 2006 and joined One in Five in 2012. She was a finalist in the Radio Awards Best Documentary or Spoken Feature category in 2013.
Along the way, she's worked in television, print, PR and publishing and lectured in journalism. She's also pulled a few pints, folded wontons in a takeaway shop and performed as a children's clown. (And can still twist a mean balloon animal!)
She's never found anyone who doesn't have a tale to tell and still feels excited (and frequently moved) when she hears a compelling piece of audio.