Kate Payne is an Iowa City-based reporter for Iowa Public Radio. Before she came to the Hawkeye State she was a reporter and fill-in host for WFSU, the NPR member station in Tallahassee, Florida. Kate has won awards for her political and feature reporting and her sound editing.
Kate is a proud Florida native, an avid reader and loves experimenting in the kitchen.
You can send her story tips and road trip ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kate's favorite public radio program is Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
Miami public schools are experiencing significant growth as a historic number of students from other countries have moved into the district. Schools that were under capacity are now filling up.
A year ago, a powerful derecho in Iowa downed tens-of-thousands of trees in a matter of minutes. Residents are trying to reforest their communities in a more resilient and equitable way.
NPR looks at voting in Iowa on Election Day 2020, where final polls have showed President Trump and Joe Biden in a close heat. Absentee voting in the state has seen large numbers.
As many as 30% of Iowa voters could be affected by polling place closures, according to a new analysis by NPR, the Center for Public Integrity and Stateline.
The Iowa Democratic Party confirmed to Iowa Public Radio and NPR that it plans to use an Internet-based app to transmit results, but it declined to provide any more specifics or security details.
Democratic presidential candidates are attending a major party celebration in Iowa, which was the setting that helped launch Barack Obama on his way to the White House 12 years ago.