Kathy Kiely joined the Sunlight Foundation — a non-partisan non-profit that uses technology to promote government transparency — after more than three decades as a newspaper reporter. Last year, she helped to launch a multimedia presidential campaign coverage team for National Journal and CBS News. Before that, she covered Congress, the White House and national politics for USA TODAY and the New York Daily News. She was the Washington bureau chief for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and the Houston Post and started her newspaper career with the Pittsburgh Press, her hometown newspaper. Kiely holds a B.A. in English literature from Princeton University and an M.A. in interactive journalism from American University. She has been a political junkie since the age of four when she visited the polls with her grandmother and discovered the grand old tradition of free donuts on Election Day.
Netroots Nation participation
- Netroots Nation 2012