Kate Sheehy is very happy to find herself back with Fronteras: The Changing America Desk as a Senior Field Correspondent in Tucson. Sheehy thinks being a reporter is the most amazing job because no other profession allows you to learn about a variety of subjects and provides the chance to meet people from different walks of life.

After attending California State University Chico and University of San Francisco she figured out what she wanted to with her B.A. in English Literature during her last year of college: public radio. Sheehy started as a volunteer with KCHO in Chico, Calif., licking envelopes and answering phones. Then she found herself on the street with a recorder, covering a protest for immigrant agricultural workers.

A few detours have given Sheehy quite a diverse work history: from a front desk clerk at a bustling downtown hotel to a communications specialist at a nonprofit for veterinarians in Texas. Graduate school brought her to Syracuse University’s Newhouse School in upstate New York. She then moved to Washington, D.C. and came full circle when she started covering the D.C. metro area’s Latino immigrant communities. Sheehy has reported for public radio stations in California, New York, D.C. and Nevada. Her introduction to the Fronteras Desk was in 2013 as a reporter in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Sheehy has been a producer at the Washington, D.C. bureaus of CCTV China and Al Jazeera English. In 2011 she lived in El Salvador, working with journalists at the digital newspaper El Faro. She traveled Central America reporting for the Center for Public Integrity on a mysterious form of kidney disease killing agricultural workers across the region. Her story was nominated for both the National Institute for Health Management and the Association of Health Care Journalists awards.

Follow her on Twitter: @khsheehy.

Title Author Publication Date
Border Hospital To Close Due To Loss Of Funding Kate Sheehy July 30, 2015
Protesters Who Blocked Buses Of Immigration Detainees Sentenced To Time Served Kate Sheehy July 21, 2015
Monsoon Rains Cause Flooding On Both Sides Of The Border Kate Sheehy July 13, 2015
Packages Of Marijuana Clog Sewer Line In Nogales Kate Sheehy July 08, 2015
New Estimates On Unauthorized Immigrant Workforce Kate Sheehy March 27, 2015
Growing Access To Insurance For Latinos Leads To Need For Health Literacy Kate Sheehy March 19, 2015
Arizona Students' Participation In Robotics Competition Boosted By The Big Screen Kate Sheehy March 19, 2015
Most Charges Against Tucson Bus-Chaining Activists Dropped Kate Sheehy March 17, 2015
McSally Talks Defense Spending At Major S. Arizona Employer Kate Sheehy March 12, 2015
Labor Loss In The Southwest Leads To Increase In Farm Technology Kate Sheehy March 05, 2015
New Arizona Rep. McSally Introduces Border Security Bill Kate Sheehy January 19, 2015
9th Circuit Court Hears Case On Arizona's Ethnic Studies Ban Kate Sheehy January 13, 2015
Appeals Court To Hear Two Arizona Education Cases Monday Kate Sheehy January 11, 2015
Tucson Marks Fourth Anniversary Of Deadly Shooting Kate Sheehy January 08, 2015
State, Local Officials Meet To Discuss Fate Of Ethnic Studies In Tucson Schools Kate Sheehy January 07, 2015
Police Back In Tucson Schools, But Can't Ask Students About Immigration Status Kate Sheehy January 05, 2015
Immigrant In Tucson Leaves Sanctuary In Time For Christmas Kate Sheehy December 25, 2014
Nation's Last Midterm Race Decided As McSally Wins CD2 Recount Kate Sheehy December 18, 2014
Recount In CD2 Moves Closer To Completion Kate Sheehy December 11, 2014
Report: Immigrants Are Often Denied Personal Property When Deported Kate Sheehy December 11, 2014
Recount In 2nd Congressional District Race Continues This Week Kate Sheehy December 08, 2014
Guatemalan Consulate Opens In Tucson Months After Expected Kate Sheehy December 08, 2014
Recount Underway In Arizona's Contested Congressional Race Kate Sheehy December 04, 2014
Arizona Judge Rejects Lawsuit In CD2 Race Recount Kate Sheehy December 03, 2014
Harvesting History In The Southwest Kate Sheehy November 28, 2014