Kat Chow is a reporter with NPR and a founding member of the Code Switch team. She is currently on sabbatical, working on her first book (forthcoming from Grand Central Publishing/Hachette). It's a memoir that digs into the questions about grief, race and identity that her mother's sudden death triggered when Kat was young.
For NPR, she's reported on what defines Native American identity, gentrification in New York City's Chinatown, and the aftermath of a violent hate crime. Her cultural criticism has led her on explorations of racial representation in TV, film, and theater; the post-election crisis that diversity trainers face; race and beauty standards; and gaslighting. She's an occasional fourth chair on Pop Culture Happy Hour, as well as a guest host on Slate's podcast The Waves. Her work has garnered her a national award from the Asian American Journalists Association, and she was an inaugural recipient of the Yi Dae Up fellowship at the Jack Jones Literary Arts Retreat. She has led master classes and spoken about her reporting in Amsterdam, Minneapolis, Valparaiso, Louisville, Boston and Seattle.
She's drawn to stories about race, gender and generational differences
- Code Switch's 2018 Book Guide
- What The Ebbs And Flows Of The KKK Can Tell Us About White Supremacy Today
- If We Called Ourselves Yellow
- Jahi McMath, Teen At Center Of Medical And Religious Debate On Brain Death, Has Died
- Georgia Man Convicted Of Slaying Black Man In Decades-Old Cold Case
- Wear Nothing But A Smile: Prominent Nude Activist Turner V. Stokes Dies At 90
- Smithsonian Reveals Winning Design For New Native American Veterans Memorial
- Walgreens Pharmacist Refuses To Provide Drug For Ariz. Woman With Unviable Pregnancy
- Little House On The Controversy: Laura Ingalls Wilder's Name Removed From Book Award
- Why More White Americans Are Opposing Government Welfare Programs
- In A Border Region Where Immigrants Are Wary, A Health Center Travels To Its Patients
- 'Today In 1968' Replays A Historic Year — On Twitter