A native of Pittsburgh, Kate Sweeney harbors a fondness for rusted-out architecture and real hoagies. Her radio stories have won her a number of Associated Press Awards and five regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. She also hosts from time to time. University of Georgia Press published her book American Afterlife, in 2014, and it won a Georgia Author of the Year Award in the category of Essay. She is a voracious listener to creative radio and podcasts, and adores the Third Coast International Audio Festival.
Some of Kate's radio work:
"History in the Trees: A Tour of the Doll's Head Trail"
October 2014 (Winner, Best Use of Sound, 2015 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, audio)
"The Bird Restaurant on Peachtree"
October 2013 (winner, Best Use of Sound, 2014 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, Audio)
"Cycling in Atlanta: Gaining Momentum"
April 2013 (Reprinted by WNYC's Transportation Nation)
"A Visit to Ms. Ann's Snackbar"
May 2010 (winner, Best Feature, 2011 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, Audio)