I know what the Pentagon smells like when it burns. I know what Cipro tastes like,and how it feels to sit in a crowded,anxiety-drenched Capitol Hill gym,waiting to get swabbed for anthrax.
I’ve stood along a 3 a.m. police line,watching kids being pulled from a bullet-riddled car. I’ve chased governors and senators and caught them,mostly. I’ve waded through waist-deep floodwaters,trying to get to a Red Cross shelter to write about victims of Houston’s worst deluge ever.
I’ve covered fires,murders and politics from City Hall to the statehouse to the Capitol. My clips range from a prostitution sting to a bill on executing the mentally retarded in Texas to Congress’ recent fight over federalizing airline workers.
Journalism has long been my passion,and over the course of the last few years it has become my reality as well. For someone who loves political reporting,I have learned that there is no finer place to practice it than in Washington,D.C.
As for my beginnings,I am a fourth generation Longhorn who grew up in Pasadena,Texas,Houston’s largest suburb. I’m the youngest of three girls born to a teacher and a warehouse foreman.
Beyond that,my southern roots stretch deep. I like to joke that I am just one generation removed from an outhouse (located on our family farm where my mother spent her first two years. It has been in our family since 1889.) But moving to Houston has civilized us,so to speak,and I’m as comfortable in a business suit as I am a cowboy hat.
I’ve done a lot as an intern -- including a year-long involvement with the Houston Chronicle,working daily for their city,state and national desks. For part of that time,I have helped cover the U.S. Congress as well as the Texas Legislature’s most recent session.
But now I want a permanent job,after having graduated from the University of Texas School of Journalism in May 2001. I have always known that my life’s road will echo a reporter’s journey,and I am eager to step farther down it.
Stories by Kathryn Wolfe - Spring 2002
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