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
- Pediatricians: We need to bust these myths about kids and COVID vaccines
No, there’s no evidence COVID-19 vaccines can impact a teen girl’s fertility. And yes, actually, your kid can get really sick from COVID.
- Next steps in COVID vaccine campaign: reaching the "sort of" hesitant
Now that 35% of eligible Michiganders are fully vaccinated, health officials say efforts need to focus on groups that are borderline-hesitant. (Think your cousin who hasn’t gotten their shot yet becau …
- Inside the third surge: A hospital in overflow
Jeanne Bishop and Kathleen Marble are huddled together over their laptop and notes, quietly trying to figure out where they’re going to put all the kids and infants coming into Sparrow Hospital with C …
- Why a stockpile of a promising COVID-19 treatment sits unused in Lansing
Editor's Note: This article was originally published February 3, 2021. Some of the information regarding research and the effectiveness of monoclonal antibodies has likely changed since its origi …
- COVID variant “like a powder keg” amidst surge in cases, hospitalizations