Katie Myers

Eastern Kentucky Correspondent, WMMT (Whitesburg, KY)

Katie Myers is covering economic transition in east Kentucky for the ReSource and partner station WMMT in Whitesburg, KY. She previously worked directly with communities in Kentucky and Tennessee on environmental issues, energy democracy, and the digital divide, and is a founding member of a community-owned rural ISP. She has also worked with the Black in Appalachia project of East Tennessee PBS. In her spare time, Katie likes to write stage plays, porch sit with friends, and get lost on mountain backroads. She has published work with Inside Appalachia, Scalawag Magazine, the Daily Yonder, and Belt Magazine, among others.

Two Strikes and Two Union Drives Signify Labor Unrest in the Ohio Valley
Justice-Owned Mines to Reopen, in the Midst of Kentucky Reclamation Lawsuit
How the Housing Shortage, the Pandemic and Climate Change have Collided in the Ohio Valley
No Shelter: Eviction Protections are Latest Safety Net to Erode, as COVID-19 Rages On
Letting the Sunlight in:  When Appalachian Solar Dreams Become Realities
Shouldering Coal’s Costs: Uncertain Future for Programs Addressing Coal Industry Health Impacts
Five Months Later, Eastern Kentuckians Are Still Coping with Fallout of Spring Flooding
Appalachian Community Uses Theater To Reckon With Racism, COVID, And The Trauma Of 2020 
New Film ‘Holler’ Sheds Light On Struggles Of Being Young In Appalachia
Evictions At A Kentucky Trailer Park Highlight Ohio Valley’s Lack Of Affordable Housing