Kat Aaron

Journalist (NATIONAL, New York)
Reporter for WNYC, where she is part of the Data News team. Also writes about the civil court system and access to justice issues.
Tags: Courts, Poverty

Links: @kataaron | Bio on WNYC | Personal website | LinkedIn | (Current as of: December 15, 2014)

Kat Aaron is a reporter for WNYC, where she is part of the Data News team.

Kat started her work at WNYC on the Transportation Nation project Mean Streets, tracking traffic deaths in New York City. Before joining WNYC, Kat was an Alicia Patterson Fellow, and a project editor at the Investigative Reporting Workshop, where she led America: What Went Wrong, a multi-year look at the lives of poor and working people in America. She also worked at the Center for Public Integrity, where she initiated coverage of the financial crisis and its aftermath. Kat started in journalism at Pacifica Radio, producing a live, three-hour morning news show. She spent five years as co-director of People’s Production House, a nonprofit that taught radio journalism to students and low-wage workers in New York and D.C. In addition to her work at WNYC, she writes about the civil court system and access to justice issues. She is an avid reader of sci-fi, a creator of very experimental ice cream flavors, and a hoarder of fabric. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.



CONTENT BY THIS PERSON

News Story

Tenants Push for Right to Counsel in Housing Court

Kat Aaron
WNYC (NY)
September 26, 2016
About 150 tenants and lawyers gathered on the steps of City Hall to support a bill before the City Council that would give lawyers to all poor people facing eviction, making New York the first city to guarantee attorneys in housing court.

Feature

Need a Doctor? This Anti-Poverty Program Will Get You a Lawyer, Too

Seth Freed Wessler, Kat Aaron
NBC News
December 14, 2014
Over the years, the person who saved this family from the worst consequence of a heart attack was not a doctor but a lawyer with the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland.



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