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.

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
A new kind of ‘mining’ has arrived in the Ohio Valley. What will crypto mean for the region?
Water struggles continue in Martin County, Ky. as federal funding trickles in
Coal company CEO indicted on federal money laundering charges
Eastern Ky. coal miner's death sparks safety questions, a community in mourning
As Supreme Court deliberates abortion rights, access already limited in Ohio Valley
From Biscuits To Steel: Ohio Valley Organizing Goes Beyond Coal