Katie Barlow

Katie Barlow

Katie is a journalist and former lawyer at a large international law firm in Washington, D.C. 

As a lawyer, she practiced white collar defense and civil litigation with a focus on the Anti-Terrorism Act. As a journalist, she has covered political campaigns, Capitol Hill with WTOP, and the Supreme Court with SCOTUSblog and NPR’s Nina Totenberg. She also co-founded Circuit Breaker, a website that provided news and information about the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Katie loves breaking down complicated legal stories for our FOX 5 audience. You can find her out and about in the DMV reporting on the latest news on law and the powers that create and enforce it. Or you can find her in the studio distilling the week's headlines In the Courts on Sundays at 11:30 p.m.

She received dual degrees in political science and broadcast journalism from the University of Georgia and a J.D. from Georgetown Law. Katie is a longtime lover of Washington. You can often find her running down the mall with her pup or reading a book at a local haunt.

The latest from Katie Barlow

Trump immunity case: What the Supreme Court ruling means for his Jan. 6 trial

In a 6-3 opinion released Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that former President Donald Trump – and all presidents – have absolute immunity from prosecution for any acts committed in an official capacity while in the office of the presidency. The opinion also noted that presidents have no immunity for unofficial acts. 

FAFSA roll out plauged with problems, leaving low-income students in the lurch

Students across the DMV are frustrated as they face more delays in getting federal financial aid. Some may be forced to make a quick college decision and now, the Government Accountability Office is probing the Biden administration's delayed rollout after a group of Republicans called for an investigation.