Catherine Hoffman covers rural issues in Missouri for PBS Kansas City. She has interned as a video journalist covering faith stories for the past year, and before that was a video reporting intern at PBS Kansas City. In the spring of 2020 she premiered her first documentary short, “46 Years,” and has explored faith and resilience in her work. She holds a degree in documentary journalism from the University of Missouri with minors in French and black studies. She was raised in Dallas, Texas.
Beat: Rural issues in Missouri
The beat focuses on multimedia storytelling in rural parts of our 35-county coverage area that have not gotten our attention in recent years. Key topics include rural attitudes in an election year, the economic sustainability of small towns in rural America, issues of aging in rural America, the effects of climate change in rural areas, and growing signs of an emerging farm crisis.