Kate Payne is an Iowa City-based reporter for Iowa Public Radio. Before she came to the Hawkeye State she was a reporter and fill-in host for WFSU, the NPR member station in Tallahassee, Florida. Kate has won awards for her political and feature reporting and her sound editing.
Kate is a proud Florida native, an avid reader and loves experimenting in the kitchen.
You can send her story tips and road trip ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kate's favorite public radio program is Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
A year ago, a powerful derecho in Iowa downed tens-of-thousands of trees in a matter of minutes. Residents are trying to reforest their communities in a more resilient and equitable way.
As many as 30% of Iowa voters could be affected by polling place closures, according to a new analysis by NPR, the Center for Public Integrity and Stateline.
Iowa's Democratic Party plans to use a smartphone app in its upcoming caucuses. Despite warnings about cybersecurity since 2016, party bosses are sanguine.
The Iowa Democratic Party confirmed to Iowa Public Radio and NPR that it plans to use an Internet-based app to transmit results, but it declined to provide any more specifics or security details.