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Kate is covering the impact of COVID-19 on the economy.

She covered poverty, social services and affordable housing at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for nearly five years; prior to that she spent several years in the paper’s Harrisburg bureau covering the legislature, governor, and state government.

She was part of the P-G staff that won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting on the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. She has won numerous state and local awards for her reporting and was honored with a 2020 Keystone Media Award for her beat reporting on poverty.

She also previously reported for several newspapers in Ohio and covered the steel industry for a trade publication.

Latest by Kate Giammarise/WESA

Opioid settlement: Allegheny County won’t receive a $479,000 penalty after questions from WESA and Spotlight PA

With McKeesport signing on in November, Allegheny County will get a full payout from the opioid settlement fund this year.
By Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA and Kate Giammarise/WESA

Which Pa. counties are receiving the most opioid settlement money — and why

Opioid payments for county governments and county district attorney offices equaled about $6.50 per resident across the state last year. But there were big differences.

By Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA and Kate Giammarise/WESA