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Katelyn Umholtz

Digital Editor, WWNO & WRKF

Katelyn Umholtz is the digital editor for WWNO and WRKF and is based out of New Orleans.

She has been at both stations since 2021, and in that time, helped produce award-winning journalism, particularly during Hurricane Ida. Katelyn has also helped grow the stations' newsletters, social media presence and has made digital coverage a newsroom priority.

Before joining the team, Katelyn was a digital producer/editor and breaking news reporter at the Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate for two years. In that time, she covered the Hard Rock Hotel collapse, for which she and a team of reporters earned a Green Eyeshade Award for disaster reporting, the COVID-19 pandemic, Mardi Gras and multiple hurricanes. She was an education reporter for the Valdosta Daily Times in Valdosta, Georgia, before moving to New Orleans.

Katelyn is from Hinesville, Georgia, and received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Georgia. She loves all things pop culture, trying new restaurants in New Orleans and spoiling her two cats, Boo and Cooper.