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Celeste Katz specializes in coverage of politics and elections.

She is a producer and host for WBAI FM New York, where she’s heard on the drive-time program “Driving Forces” and has anchored live-event political and public event coverage, including special elections, the State of the Union, and Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony. She’s also been a guest host (and guest) on Sirius XM radio.

Celeste covered the the pivotal 2018 midterm elections as senior political reporter for Condé Nast's Glamour, breaking stories and hitting the road to cover key races and major events such as Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings.

She worked at Newsweek from September 2017 to February 2018 as a New York-based senior political writer covering the White House, national affairs and voting rights. Why such a brief stay? Well… Read all about that here.  

Previously, Celeste was senior political correspondent for Mic, where she provided news analysis and multimedia reporting from all over the country.

There, she co-hosted “Special Relationship,” a joint podcast with The Economist, which examined the 2016 U.S. presidential election from a global perspective. Poynter Institute readers ranked the program among the best political journalism of the cycle.

Prior to joining Mic, Celeste spent more than 15 years at the New York Daily News.

She contributed to coverage of four presidential elections, four gubernatorials and four mayorals as a political correspondent and columnist and ran the must-read "Daily Politics" blog. In addition to focusing on politics, including assignments at City Hall and the State Capitol, she covered education, crime, general news and features and filled in on rewrite.

Celeste launched her career at The Providence Journal, where she focused on government, law enforcement, social services and Rhode Island's Navy and Coast Guard installations. On the lighter side, she wrote a pop culture column for the Journal's lifestyles section. 

Celeste has provided political analysis in TV appearances on C-SPAN, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, and CBS, as well as in radio interviews with National Public Radio, the British and Australian Broadcasting Corporations, and a variety of local and international stations and podcasts.

She’s been a guest lecturer, panelist, contest judge, featured speaker and debate questioner for the Columbia, New York University, and CUNY Journalism Schools as well as NY1 News, Hofstra University and Politicon. Her freelance work has appeared in outlets including The Boston Globe, Elle, Town & Country, The Forward, and The Daily Dot.

Celeste holds an International Relations degree from Brown University, where she was executive editor -- and later an alumni trustee -- of The Brown Daily Herald, as well as a two-term president of Slavic House.

She lives in Manhattan with her dachshunds, Pebbles and Pablo.

 

Fearless. Fair. Fun.


Fearless. Fair. Fun.

Fearless. Fair. Fun.


Fearless. Fair. Fun.

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Contact me at celestekatz@protonmail.com