Katie Cook

Reporter and Producer, WKAR News

As a reporter and producer for WKAR Newsroom, Katie Cook produces news and feature stories with a focus on cultural and social issues, education, and the arts. 

Katie joined WKAR in August 2015 as Assistant Producer for Current State.
 
Before coming to WKAR, Katie worked as a production intern for St. Louis Public Radio, where she conducted interviews and produced segments for the talk shows "St. Louis on the Air" and "Cityscape." Prior to pursuing a public radio career, she taught English in Italy and worked as a cheesemonger. Michigan is the ninth state she has lived in.

Katie graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies.

 

Ways to Connect

Storyteller Meghan Pineda
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

All week long we’re bringing you stories from our June Pop-Up Stories event that was held at Fenner Nature Center. The theme was “blazing a trail.” Here’s storyteller Meghan Pineda sharing about a time when she turned an ending into a new beginning.


A "Vote Here" sign
File Photo / WKAR-MSU

Votes are rolling in during today’s primary elections, but how is voter turnout?

 


A "Vote Here" sign
File Photo / WKAR-MSU

Besides the mayoral and city council races in Lansing, surrounding areas are also having primary elections today.

 

 


Storyteller Rebecca Douglas
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

We’re broadcasting stories from our June Pop-Up Stories at Fenner Nature Center all week long. The theme was “blazing a trail.”

 

Here’s storyteller Rebecca Douglas with a story about  childhood creativity gone wrong.


Storyteller Josh Lown
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

We’re broadcasting stories from our June Pop-Up Stories event all week long. It was at Fenner Nature Center, and the theme was “blazing a trail.” Hear storyteller Josh Lown share a story about a solo trip that changed him.


Skyler Ashley / WKAR Public Media

With Lansing's Mayoral primary on Tuesday, August 8, WKAR's Katie Cook reached out to all the candidates to discuss their priorities. Judi Brown Clarke, Michael Joseph Gillenkirk, Harold Leeman, Jr. and Andy Schor also responded. Daniel Trevino could not be reached for comment by deadine. 


Power line worker image
WKAR Photo

There was a short power outage in parts of Ingham, Clinton, and Shiawassee counties this afternoon.


Paige and her llama, Bo at the Clinton County Fair.
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

It’s county fair season and WKAR’s Katie Cook went to see the animals and their young owners at the Clinton County 4H and Youth Fair.

 

Skyler Ashley / WKAR-MSU

WKAR’s Katie Cook went for a stroll through the Ingham County fairgrounds to find out what the fair has to offer and what kids like best about it.


Concession stands at the fairgrounds.
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

Concession trucks are in place and workers are constructing rides at the Ingham County fairgrounds in preparation for this week’s fair.

 


An outside shot of Plymouth Congregational church.
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

White privilege is an issue that’s being discussed more and more in recent years. But what exactly is it?

WKAR's Katie Cook explores that question with a diversity and white privilege expert, and with the pastor of a Lansing church studying the topic. 

New MSU Student Housing Nearly Ready To Open

Jul 26, 2017
Skyler Ashley / WKAR-MSU

A new housing option for Michigan State University students near Breslin Center will open soon. 


A room full of people in chairs at the auction.
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

A crowd of people gathered in the Lansing Center Tuesday morning to participate in Ingham County’s tax auction.

 

 


A portrait of Inna Phelps with a doll.
Skyler Ashley / WKAR-MSU

A museum space dedicated to the appreciation of Russian culture exists in a place you probably wouldn’t expect: Charlotte, Michigan.

 

It’s called The Russian Room, and we paid it a visit.

 

Composite drawing of a male suspect.
Lansing Police Department

A forum on hate crime and reporting was held at City Hall Tuesday in light of a recent report by a Hispanic male that he was attacked in south Lansing.

 

 


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