Kate Michael

Kate Michael

Kate Michael is a writer/reporter based in Washington, D.C. In her early career she worked as a policy analyst for members of both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate as well as the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. After completing an M.A. in Government from Johns Hopkins University, she left Capitol Hill and accepted an appointment to create a Green Collar Jobs program for the government of the District of Columbia. Currently she reports on a variety of topics as a freelance contributor.


Recent Work

April 13, 2020
by Kate Michael
States Discuss Smart Solutions for Elections Amid Ongoing Pandemic

Coronavirus is testing election systems like never before. Voting has traditionally been a private, yet social affair, with citizens turning... Read More

Coronavirus is testing election systems like never before. Voting has traditionally been a private, yet social affair, with citizens turning out to public polling places to make their voices heard and show the receipt of their civic duty with the coveted ‘I voted’ sticker. But coronavirus... Read More

April 13, 2020
by Kate Michael
German Ambassador Details Her Country’s Response to Coronavirus

WASHINGTON - H.E. Emily Haber, Ambassador of Germany to the U.S. claimed the German response to confronting the coronavirus epidemic... Read More

WASHINGTON - H.E. Emily Haber, Ambassador of Germany to the U.S. claimed the German response to confronting the coronavirus epidemic on the health front was not that different from other European Union countries, but that Germany was able to better prepare because they were not the... Read More

April 9, 2020
by Kate Michael
Virtual Event Focuses on Leading During a Crisis

Billionaire Investor Mark Cuban headlined a virtual discussion hosted by Axios Friday afternoon focused on leading in a crisis, sharing... Read More

Billionaire Investor Mark Cuban headlined a virtual discussion hosted by Axios Friday afternoon focused on leading in a crisis, sharing his thoughts on specifically how to lead and work together for social good in the midst of a global pandemic.  “When you deal with imperfect information,... Read More

April 7, 2020
by Kate Michael
Tools to Handle the Challenges of Parenting During Pandemic

Schools and activities are closed, parents are trying to work from home, and everyone feels cooped up and a little... Read More

Schools and activities are closed, parents are trying to work from home, and everyone feels cooped up and a little crazy. Parenting during a pandemic puts additional stress on a family, but there are strategies that can help you to get through it and even experience... Read More

April 6, 2020
by Kate Michael
Therapists Offer Help in Dealing With Stress During the Pandemic

WASHINGTON - Fear. Anxiety. Grief. Helplessness. Depression. There are many ways Americans are feeling about the health and economic crisis... Read More

WASHINGTON - Fear. Anxiety. Grief. Helplessness. Depression. There are many ways Americans are feeling about the health and economic crisis that surrounds us as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps through the nation.  Many are turning to friends and family for comfort. Others are seeking the advice of... Read More

April 3, 2020
by Kate Michael
Ambassadors from Italy, Spain Have Frank Discussion of COVID-19 Effects

WASHINGTON - Ambassadors from two of the European countries hardest hit by COVID-19 gave details on the rapidly unfolding situation... Read More

WASHINGTON - Ambassadors from two of the European countries hardest hit by COVID-19 gave details on the rapidly unfolding situation in a virtual briefing Thursday morning hosted by the Meridian International Center. H.E. Armando Varricchio, Ambassador of Italy, and H.E. Santiago Cabanas, Ambassador of Spain, shared... Read More

March 31, 2020
by Kate Michael
Could Artificial Intelligence Have Been Used to Predict the COVID-19 Pandemic?

WASHINGTON - The United States’ former chief technology officer and a top regulatory policy official from Johnson & Johnson spoke... Read More

WASHINGTON - The United States’ former chief technology officer and a top regulatory policy official from Johnson & Johnson spoke at a Bipartisan Policy Center virtual briefing Tuesday morning about how artificial intelligence (AI) could be used to predict or mitigate pandemics.  Given proper guidelines, panelists... Read More

March 18, 2020
by Kate Michael
FCC Commissioners Debate Upcoming 5G Digital Divide

WASHINGTON - Federal Communications Commissioners spoke about the nation’s race to 5G at a New America Open Technology Institute discussion... Read More

WASHINGTON - Federal Communications Commissioners spoke about the nation’s race to 5G at a New America Open Technology Institute discussion held virtually on Tuesday afternoon. Panelists offered thoughts on heading off a 5G digital divide with affordable connectivity for all. “5G wireless networks are coming,” said... Read More

March 4, 2020
by Kate Michael
Coronavirus , Airline Fees, Top Aviation Subcommittee's Hearing Agenda

WASHINGTON - William McGee, an aviation consultant had a simple, overarching message for the members of the House Aviation subcommittee... Read More

WASHINGTON - William McGee, an aviation consultant had a simple, overarching message for the members of the House Aviation subcommittee on Tuesday. “If you’re not in premium class or an Elite Frequent Flier, watch out,” he said. McGee was one of three witnesses to appear before... Read More

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