Baby Katherine was born on the 4th of September in the mega-metropolis known as Washington DC but grew up among the Amish community in Pennsylvania until her 15th year of life (No, she’s not actually Amish but did grow up in a farmhouse and knows how to milk a cow and raise a barn in a day)
After an awkward teenage-transition into 4 years of high school in North Carolina, Katie consistently found herself on academic probation at Appalachian State University but graduated in a quick 5 years. It was in Boone that Katie found her true passions in life: booze, non-medical marijuana, bluegrass music (to which she dances barefoot) and bearded men. The hippie lifestyle felt like home, a nod to her near-Amish upbringing.
During her final year of college (her senior-senior year as Katie likes to call it) she realized she’d needed to pick a career and she needed to pick it quick. If Katie graduated without some sort of job plan in place, she knew her parents would suffer even more disappointment and Katie just couldn’t live with herself if that happened.
Katie found an unpaid internship at Kiss 95.1/K1047 in Charlotte, after a summer of concerts, free tshirts and a restraining order (she got too close to Jessica Simpson once, so what?) Katie knew radio was for her but also knew that living with her parents after college made her look like a loser.
Off to Winston Salem/Greensboro she went! Katie was hired by 107.5KZL in 2005 and has been embarrassing herself on air, daily ever since.
Katie’s life was forever changed when her now-husband Ben walked in to her life -fairytale style (they met in a bar!) They married in October of 2014, welcomed a daughter named Nora in 2015, a son named Henry in 2016 –and their Chocolate Lab, Maizie completes the family. Whew!! Over-achievers!
Katie prides herself on having champagne taste on a beer budget. She lives for all things Anthropologie, is a total foodie and dreams of throwing adult dinner parties, complete with fine wine and artisan cheeses. Did she mention she loves wine?? Yeah, lots and lots of wine.