Kate Morrissey


Kate Morrissey, originally from Atlanta, joined The San Diego Union-Tribune in March 2016. She worked first on the DataWatch team before taking on the immigration beat in August 2016. She has covered a wide range of immigration topics, including asylum, H-1B visas, visa queues, immigration court cases, deportation, immigration detention, and more. She was the lead reporter on Returned, a four-part investigation into the U.S. asylum system that published in 2020.

She has a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She interned at The Star newspaper in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she covered the start of the #FeesMustFall movement.

Before pursuing a career in journalism, she worked at a software company in Wisconsin, making electronic medical record programs. She studied literary translation at the University of Georgia for her undergraduate degree and is fluent in French and Spanish.

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