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
Mom wants armed SROs on every school bus after teens attacked her son
Community members in Landover gathered Tuesday night to talk about public safety after a 14-year-old boy was attacked by armed teenagers on a school bus just a couple of weeks ago.
Virginia man accused of sending money to ISIL remains behind bars following court appearance
Virginia resident Mohammed Chhipa will remain behind bars on terrorism support charges after appearing in federal court in Alexandria today.
Washington Post editorial board weighs in on controversial changes to DC’s crime code
The Washington Post is stirring things up on social media after the editorial board weighed in on controversial changes to D.C.'s crime code.
LCPS Superintendent Scott Ziegler fired by school board
The grand jury report revealed Monday that the school district looked out for its own interests instead of what was best for the students. It outlined how the school system “failed at every juncture."
'Fairfax County's Most Wanted': Murder suspect prompts $11K reward for information leading to arrest
A man charged with murder in Mount Vernon remains at large, earning the title of “Fairfax County's Most Wanted” and prompting police to offer an $11,000 reward for any information that leads to his arrest.
Supreme Court hears bribery case that could impact DC lobbyists
Public officials aren't allowed to take bribes. Neither are public employees. But what about people who are close to public officials, such as lobbyists or family members? The Supreme Court considered that question on Monday.
Virginia laws to protect pedestrians from distracted drivers aren't being used, officials say
An average of 2.7 people are killed in traffic crashes every day in Virginia. Pedestrian and bicycle accidents are on the rise, and lawmakers have made it easier to go after distracted driving, but the laws are not getting used.
Virginia's new standards for teaching history in schools criticized
The Virginia Department of Education put out new standards for teaching history and social science Friday. Parents and teachers are divided on the topic but agree on one thing -- they want politics out of the classroom.
New details surrounding DC police investigation
As first reported by The Washington Post, the D.C. U.S. Attorney's Office says prosecutors are expected to dismiss dozens of gun and possession cases after learning about an investigation into seven Metropolitan Police officers who may not have been truthful in their reports.