Kathie Klarreich


Kathie Klarreich began her career as a journalist in Haiti in 1986. Since then, she has reported for print, radio and television. As one of the International Center for Journalists’ Knight International Journalism Fellows, her current focus is coaching and mentoring Haitian journalists in investigative reporting skills to help them track the aid money.

Klarreich has reported for, among others, The New York Times, TIME, The Christian Science Monitor, PBS, ABC, NBC, CNN and NPR and Pacifica radio. Her memoir Madame Dread: A Tale of Love, Vodou and Civil Strife captures her decade in Haiti against a backdrop of social, political, cultural and economic turmoil. Klarreich flew to Haiti the day after the 2010 earthquake and reported on the rescue and recover effort until she became a Knight Fellow last July.