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Mary Catherine O'Connor

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Reporter, fact-checker, producer, and cheerleader for honest, inclusive, and compelling stories that interrogate assumptions.
Member since 2023

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  • Scripting
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  • Writing

About Mary Catherine

Originally from Chicago, Mary Catherine has lived in San Francisco for the past 20 years and am a veteran reporter and communicator. She is currently an Audio Academy Fellow with KALW Public Media, where she is applying her 20 years of journalism experience to learning the craft of audio storytelling. Prior to this, she was the editorial director for Activate, a nonprofit that empowers science entrepreneurs to bring their research to market. Prior to that she spent a dozen years as an independent reporter whose beats included climate, energy, microplastics, technology, and recreation. MC has written for OutsideThe GuardianAl Jazeera America, and many other publications, and in 2014 co-founded a reader-supported experiment in journalism, called Climate Confidential

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