At the age of five, Kathryn played her violin on a public radio station, and has had a passion for public radio ever since. Now, she is a junior Broadcast Journalism major at Missouri State University. She started with KSMU in the spring of 2015 as a news intern, and now works as an announcer and contributor to KSMU's Sense of Community Series. In 2016, Kathryn received an Edward R. Murrow Award and a Missouri State Teacher's Association Award for her work with KSMU. In her spare time, Kathryn enjoys playing the violin, backpacking, kayaking, and hanging out with her family.