Kate Brown is ProPublica’s office and newsroom assistant. She is also a writer and longtime New Yorker. Prior to joining ProPublica she was a feature writer for the Greenwich Post in Greenwich, Connecticut. She spent eight years working in film and TV doing production and development for shows on HBO, FX and Yahoo!. Currently she produces ProPublica's weekly podcast.
We’re relaunching our podcast with a new format and new name, starting with three special episodes. This week: how ProPublica reporters discovered police departments nationwide use a $2 test for detecting drugs that can send innocent people to jail.
Podcast: Electionland, an unprecedented effort to cover ballot access issues in real time, launched on November 8th. Today we talk with a few of the key players from ProPublica about what it was like reporting from one of the the largest newsrooms in the country on Election Day.