Kate Zernike

B.A. degrees in history and English, University of Toronto; M.A. degree in journalism, the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University

Kate Zernike is a reporter for The New York Times. She came to the paper from The Boston Globe in 2000. She was a member of the team that shared the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting for a series of stories about Al Qaeda and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

At The Times, she has covered education, criminal justice, health care, and New Jersey, been a congressional correspondent in the Washington bureau and a writer for the Styles section. She is the author of Boiling Mad: Behind the Lines in Tea Party America, published in September 2010. She is currently writing a book about women in science, to be published by Scribner.

Zernike began her career at The Patriot Ledger in Quincy, Massachusetts. She received a degree in History and English from the University of Toronto and received a masters degree from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, where she has taught as an adjunct professor.


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