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School of Media and Communication

Kathleen Koch

Kathleen Koch began her career in broadcasting before completing her degree in journalism at USM when she was hired as a reporter and weekend anchor for WLOX-TV in Biloxi in 1980.  At the time of her induction into the School of Mass Communication and Journalism Hall of Fame in 2006, she was a CNN general assignment correspondent based in Washington D.C., specializing in aviation reporting and serving as back up correspondent at the Pentagon and the White House.  She has covered many of the most important events in recent American History, including presidential campaigns, the lead-up to the war in Iraq and the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.  During and after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Ms. Koch provided moving reports from the Gulf Coast, including an award winning documentary about her hometown of Bay St. Louis titled Saving My Town.

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