The Signals Network is pleased to announce that Kathy Kiely, veteran reporter and editor now teaching at the Missouri School of Journalism, will be joining our Board of Directors.
“I’m honored to join such a distinguished group in advancing freedom of information,” Kathy said. “Often, the public’s first line of defense against abuse of power is a whistleblower. We owe those who have the courage to speak out our gratitude and support.”
Kathy serves as the Lee Hills Chair in Free Press Studies at the Missouri School of Journalism. She worked more than four decades as a reporter and editor for regional and national newspapers as well as online and multimedia publications.
She covered Congress and national politics for USA TODAY, headed Washington bureaus for The Houston Post and The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a White House correspondent for the New York Daily News. She also worked for the National Journal, the Sunlight Foundation and NPR’s Washington D.C. affiliate WAMU.
She also served as the National Press Club’s inaugural Press Freedom Fellow, where she organized efforts that helped free Mexican journalist and asylum-seeker Emilio Gutiérrez-Soto from immigration detention, and was one of the first volunteers for the News Literacy Program at its inception.
The Signals Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by journalists, lawyers, transparency activists and whistleblowers with the goal of supporting and protecting those who witness wrongdoing and share public interest information with the press.
Learn more about our board members here.