Kate Holloway is a digital reporter and producer for WLNS, having returned to Michigan in 2022 after three and a half years living in Lagos, Nigeria (Africa’s megapolis).
Originally hailing from an old family farm in Indiana, she later moved across the state to Muncie, where she got her start in journalism by editing her high school newspaper. While in college at DePauw University, she reported and wrote for four commercial newspapers, including USA Today and The Indianapolis Star.
After graduating from college, Kate migrated north to Michigan and subsequently worked as an environmental advocate for several years, taking on campaigns for Great Lakes protections, renewable energy and other topics. She campaign-organized her way across Michigan, Ohio, eastern New York state and other areas. In 2014 she took on the early state research and reporting behind an ongoing campaign for Michigan’s first statewide septic code.
In the time between campaigning and getting back into journalism, Kate worked as a teacher, a business partner and eventually a mother. From 2018-2022, she lived in her husband’s hometown of Lagos, Africa’s most populous city, where her family is building a transport operation for sustainable agriculture.
The family also traveled together around the towns and landscapes of southwestern Nigeria, getting to know just a tiny sampling of West Africa’s natural beauty and diversity.
Having returned stateside in 2022, she is living with her family in the Lansing area, where she mostly just nerds out with them on the weekends. She loves Michigan for its unique natural resources and culture and aims to incorporate those passions into her journalism work.
If you have a story you would like us to know about, please email Kate any time.