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.

In Ky. flooding epicenter, communities help each other
Whitesburg, Ky. begins to clean up after flooding
Eastern Kentuckians sift through flood debris
Flooding devastates eastern Kentucky, more rain expected
A storied Kentucky town ‘dissolves’, others may follow
Rural Pride gatherings provide safe spaces for LGBTQ community
The Ohio Valley is poised to become an abortion desert
Federal mine safety agency to increase silica dust inspections
Black lung patients urge officials to update dust standards
Abandoned mine lands restoration brings excitement, but long-term challenges remain