Kathleen is available forFact-checking, research and interviewing, both as interviewer and interviewee. See Featured Projects. Profile is under construction. I am an expert on Ida Tarbell, the muckraking, investigative journalist who exposed The Standard Oil trust and on Lucille Ball. I have published well-respected biographies of both women. I have also done fact-checking for Audible podcasts on The Home Front during World War II and Bernie Madoff
I am the author of biographies of Lucille Ball, whom I interviewed at her Beverly Hills home, and Ida Tarbell, whose expose of John D. Rockefeller earned her a place in U.S. history books. For this book I was named a Fellow of the Society of American Historians. I want to put my expertise as an historian to research and fact-check history-rich podcasts. Having been interviewed at length for an NPR podcast on Ida Tarbell, and a Fox Nation video on Lucille Ball, I would like to lend my voice to other projects.
- Fact-checker "The Reckoning: Facing the Legacy of Slavery in America" (Podcast) at Spotlight Media(September, 2020)
- Interviewee, Voice "Antitrust 1: Standard Oil" at NPR Planet Money(2019)
- Interviewee, Voice "American Icon Lucille Ball" at Fox Nation (streaming)(2020)
- Fact-Checker "The Home Front: Life in America During World War II" at Audible(2017)