Kate Wells has been a reporter at Michigan Radio since 2012. Her reporting at the station runs the gamut, from the wrongful conviction of a 14-year-old boy in a quadruple homicide, to refugees building new lives in this state, to how swing voters helped Donald Trump turn Michigan red. For the past couple years, she’s been covering the Larry Nassar case.
Kate’s work has been featured nationally on NPR and shows like Marketplace. Her reporting has also been recognized with awards from numerous news organizations, including the Michigan Associated Press, National Association of Black Journalists and the Association for Women in Communications.
She and her husband live with their infant son in Ann Arbor, and are probably too emotionally invested in college football.
Contributions from Kate Wells
- Here’s what MSU got for paying elite firm $6.2 million to investigate 170 sexual assault cases
Two weeks after she was sexually assaulted in April 2018, a Michigan State University graduate student got an email from a stranger.
- Enbridge's oil spill response plan needs a closer look, judge rules
It’s not an F, but it is an I for Incomplete. That’s the grade a federal judge is giving regulators for approving Enbridge Energy’s emergency response plan for an oil spill from Line 5, the pipeline t …
- Former police chief pleads guilty in bizarre celeb gun ring
For $1,000 or more, maybe you too could have been a reserve officer for the Oakley Police Department. That’s how much it cost to buy into a gun ring being run by former Police Chief Robert Reznick, ac …
- 15 years later, Nassar victim gets answers: why didn’t police believe me?
For nearly 15 years, Brianne Randall-Gay has been looking for answers. Why didn’t the Meridian Township Police believe her in 2004, when she told them Larry Nassar sexually assaulted her under the gui …
- Eight measles cases confirmed in Oakland County outbreak
Seven more people have contracted measles in Oakland County, the state health department said Friday morning, bringing the total up to eight. This comes just over a week since a visiting Israeli citiz …