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WFPL News Appoints Journalist Devin Katayama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(July 11, 2011—Louisville, KY) Today, Devin Katayama joins WFPL News as a general assignment reporter. His appointment is the third addition to the WFPL newsroom since March and is part of Louisville Public Media’s strategic plan to fill the growing void in local news.

“The arrival of Devin Katayama allows 89.3 WFPL to deepen local news coverage,” says WFPL News Director Gabe Bullard. “We’re grateful to be expanding our newsroom and directing resources to issues of vital interest to our listeners and to the larger community. We’re also pleased to introduce Devin’s compelling grassroots journalism to Louisville.”

As a freelance reporter and producer Devin Katayama has worked with WBEZ Chicago Public Media’s “Worldview” and Vocalo radio service, KQED’s “The California Report,” KBOO 90.7 – Portland Community Radio Station, and PRX.org. Katayama brings an interest in education and a diverse background to Louisville Public Media, including work in emergency medical services, special needs education, and multimedia journalism. Katayama earned his Masters in Journalism from Columbia College Chicago where he received the Follett Fellowship and the Studs Terkel Community Media Workshop Scholarship award for his thesis on street youth in Chicago. Originally from Northern California, he received a Bachelor of Arts in English at CUNY Hunter College in New York City.

For more information contact WFPL News Director Gabe Bullard at gbullard@wfpl.org, or (502) 814-6500 or visit wfpl.org.

WFPL provides local, national and international news to Metro Louisville and is part of the locally owned and operated not-for-profit Louisville Public Media.