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Catherine Grimes
Suburbs editor
My Role

As suburbs editor I coordinate and manage the work of six writers covering several counties and cities in our region. Additionally I help coordinate coverage of PreK-12 school districts and colleges and universities in our readership area and of education issues. I also share news via social network sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
My Biography

I joined the Daily Press staff in 2006 after completing a Nieman Journalism Fellowship at Harvard University, where I also taught undergraduate and graduate journalism courses and still serve as an adjunct student advisor.

Prior to joining the Daily Press, I was an education writer for the Union-Bulletin in Walla Walla, Wash. where I wrote several award-winning education stories and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting in 2004 and 2005 for series about No Child Left Behind and special education. I also wrote education, environment, government and feature stories and special reports for The Sequim Gazette on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula.

I have given presentations to state agencies and professional organizations about public affairs, education policies and issues and reporting. I also have been guest lecturer for several colleges and universities, including Washington State University, Harvard, the College of William and Mary, Hampton University and Whitman College. I began my journalism career after 11 years as a free-lance business, technical and education writer and editor with clients throughout the Western states.

I currently am a member of the national board of directors for the Education Writers Association.
My Interests

Music (especially jazz and Americana), poetry, gardening, cooking, theater, kayaking, hiking, travel, research, exploring historical sites, my family and friends.