Catherine Welch is the Director of News at KUNC. Before moving to Colorado she was news director at WMFE in Orlando, Florida. Previous roles as news director include Rhode Island Public Radio, WHQR in Wilmington, North Carolina and KBIA in Columbia, Missouri.
Catherine has won several regional Edward R. Murrow awards and awards from the Public Radio News Directors Inc., New England AP, North Carolina Press Association, Missouri Press Association and Missouri Broadcasters Association.
In 2009 she was part of an NPR series on America's Battalion out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina following Marine families during the battalion's deployment to southern Afghanistan.
Catherine got her start in radio at her family's radio station in Florida with her weekly jazz show "Catherine Keeping You Company." Her very first interview with Cab Calloway remains the strangest one she's ever done, and she will gladly tell you the story should you ask.
Before joining the public radio family, Catherine worked in television at KTVU in Oakland, California and at the cable technology network formerly known as TechTV.