Kate Giammarise covers poverty and social services for The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Previously, she spent three years based in the newspaper's state Capitol bureau in Harrisburg, covering state government and politics. Prior to that, she wrote about poverty issues for The Toledo Blade.
She started her career at The Chillicothe Gazette, in Chillicothe, Ohio, and The Morning Journal in Lorain, Ohio. She also started a blog about Rust Belt cities and covered the steel industry for a trade publication.
Kate is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.