Kate Sheehy is very happy to find herself back with Fronteras: The Changing America Desk as a Senior Field Correspondent in Tucson. Sheehy thinks being a reporter is the most amazing job because no other profession allows you to learn about a variety of subjects and provides the chance to meet people from different walks of life.

After attending California State University Chico and University of San Francisco she figured out what she wanted to do with her B.A. in English Literature during her last year of college: public radio. Sheehy started as a volunteer with KCHO in Chico, Calif., licking envelopes and answering phones. Then she found herself on the street with a recorder, covering a protest for immigrant agricultural workers.

A few detours have given Sheehy quite a diverse work history: from a front desk clerk at a bustling downtown hotel to a communications specialist at a nonprofit for veterinarians in Texas. Graduate school brought her to Syracuse University’s Newhouse School in upstate New York. She then moved to Washington, D.C. and came full circle when she started covering the D.C. metro area’s Latino immigrant communities. Sheehy has reported for public radio stations in California, New York, D.C. and Nevada. Her introduction to the Fronteras Desk was in 2013 as a reporter in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Sheehy has been a producer at the Washington, D.C. bureaus of CCTV China and Al Jazeera English. In 2011 she lived in El Salvador, working with journalists at the digital newspaper El Faro. She traveled Central America reporting for the Center for Public Integrity on a mysterious form of kidney disease killing agricultural workers across the region. Her story was nominated for both the National Institute for Health Management and the Association of Health Care Journalists awards.

Follow her on Twitter: @khsheehy.

Title Author Publication Date
CDC Report: US Hospitals Helping Break Down Barriers To Breastfeeding Kate Sheehy October 06, 2015
Indictment Of Border Patrol Agent Could Set Precedent Kate Sheehy September 25, 2015
Tucson Questions Transit Funding Structure In Aftermath Of Bus Strike Kate Sheehy September 18, 2015
Mexican Man Dies In ICE Custody In Arizona Kate Sheehy September 15, 2015
Pew Data: Fewer Babies Born To Unauthorized Immigrants In US Kate Sheehy September 14, 2015
Report: Mexico Will Apprehend More Central American Migrants Than US Kate Sheehy September 08, 2015
Why The United States Is Losing Rural Hospitals Kate Sheehy September 01, 2015
Tucson Starts Another Weekend Without Bus Service As Strike Continues Kate Sheehy August 22, 2015
Arizona Militia Men Accused Of Stealing Cocaine From Smugglers In FBI Sting Kate Sheehy August 18, 2015
DHS Immigrant Detention Facilities Face More Scrutiny Of Inhumane Conditions Kate Sheehy August 14, 2015
Refugee Program For Central American Children Too Limited To Have Major Impact Kate Sheehy August 14, 2015
Man Charged In Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's Murder Gets Plea Deal Kate Sheehy August 11, 2015
Immigrant Woman In Tucson Spends A Year In Sanctuary To Avoid Deportation Kate Sheehy August 07, 2015
Border Hospital To Close Due To Loss Of Funding Kate Sheehy July 30, 2015
Tucson Police Chief Fires Officers Involved In Prostitution Ring Kate Sheehy July 24, 2015
Protesters Who Blocked Buses Of Immigration Detainees Sentenced To Time Served Kate Sheehy July 21, 2015
Monsoon Rains Cause Flooding On Both Sides Of The Border Kate Sheehy July 13, 2015
Judge Rules Border Patrol Agent Can Be Sued For Death Of Mexican Teen Kate Sheehy July 10, 2015
Packages Of Marijuana Clog Sewer Line In Nogales Kate Sheehy July 08, 2015
Leader Of Arizona-Based Human Smuggling Ring Is Sentenced Kate Sheehy April 01, 2015
Poll: More Latinos Have Health Coverage After 2nd ACA Enrollment Kate Sheehy March 26, 2015
New Estimates On Unauthorized Immigrant Workforce Kate Sheehy March 26, 2015
Martha McSally's Border Security Bill Punishes Cartel Look-Outs Kate Sheehy March 24, 2015
Growing Access To Insurance For Latinos Leads To Need For Health Literacy Kate Sheehy March 19, 2015
Arizona Students' Participation In Robotics Competition Boosted By The Big Screen Kate Sheehy March 19, 2015