Tribune Washington Bureau
Washington, DC
Katherine Skiba
Reporter, Specialist
My Role

Washington, D.C.-based reporter for the Chicago Tribune who writes about Congress, the White House, the Obama Family and a range of stories impacting Chicagoans
My Biography

Katherine Skiba is an award-winning journalist who reports from Washington for her hometown paper, the Chicago Tribune. She is the 2014 winner of the National Press Club's award for Washington Regional Reporting. She has reported from Washington since 2000 and joined the Tribune in 2009. She is a graduate of Marquette University and was a Nieman Journalism Fellow at Harvard University. Previous positions include senior writer at U.S. News and World Report and Washington correspondent at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. She has written from 16 foreign countries and more than 30 states. Among her major stories: the war in Iraq, the 9-11 attack in Washington, presidential campaigns, five national political conventions and five inaugurations. She has discussed politics and current events on television's "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer," "White House Chronicle," CNN, C-SPAN, Fox Business News and MSNBC and radio stations including WGN. She is a member of the National Press Club and has five annual awards for service to the club. She witnessed the 2003 Iraq invasion as an embedded journalist and her memoir, "Sister in the Band of Brothers: Embedded with the 101st Airborne in Iraq," was published in 2005 by the University Press of Kansas.
My Interests