Kathy Best was editor of the Missoulian in Missoula, Mont., and the Ravalli Republic in nearby Hamilton from June 2016 through April 2019. She previously worked as executive editor and managing editor of The Seattle Times and as a top editor for the Baltimore Sun, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Seattle Post-Intelligencer. She was also a reporter for the Post-Dispatch in its Washington, D.C., and Illinois statehouse bureaus. Best now leads the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Recent Posts by Kathy Best
- April 8, 2020 by Lucy Tompkins, Seaborn Larson, Cameron Evans, Gwen Florio, Tommy Martino, Kathy Best
A hard-hitting investigation into residential schools for at-risk children across the state of Montana. Judges commended the “depth of reporting” and “incredible commitment on the part of a small newsroom to revisit a persistent problem concerning the on-going, unrelenting abuse of children despite claims that it had been addressed years earlier." Originally published by the Missoulian between January and November 2019.
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