Kate Woodsome is a writer, producer and director at Washington Post Opinions. Her work explores the motives for — and impacts of — inequity, abuse of power and social division. She was part of the team that won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for coverage of the Jan. 6 insurrection. Kate is now focusing on America’s mental health crisis and the need for collective care. A Murrow Award-winning journalist, she chooses her medium, be it written column or short documentary, based on what the story and its subjects demand. She built Washington Post Opinions’ Video Department from the ground up and in the past year, her films “Bring Them Home” (director/producer) and “Fight or Flight” (consulting producer) screened at the Big Sky Film Festival and DOC NYC. Kate previously managed a live global affairs program at Al Jazeera English and spent her early career as a print and radio reporter in Cambodia, Cuba and Hong Kong.
Honors and Awards: National Press Photographers Association’s Best of Photojournalism, 2023 ; Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, 2022; Ben Bradlee Award for Courage in Journalism, 2022; Edward R. Murrow Award, 2021 ; White House News Photographers Association’s Eyes of History, 2021, 2022; National Association of Black Journalists’ Salute to Excellence, 2018.

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