Kat Chow

Digital Journalist, Code Switch

Kat Chow is a journalist covering race, ethnicity, and culture for NPR's new Code Switch team. In this role, Chow is responsible for reporting and telling stories using social media, sparking conversations online, and blogging.

Prior to coming to NPR, Chow worked with WGBH in Boston and was a reporting fellow for The Cambodia Daily, an English-language newspaper in Phnom Penh.

While a student at the University of Washington in Seattle, Chow was a founding member of a newsmagazine television show and freelanced for the Seattle Weekly. She also interned with the Seattle Times and worked on NBC's Winter Olympics coverage in Vancouver, B.C. You can find her tweeting away for Code Switch at @NPRCodeSwitch, and sharing her thoughts at @katchow.

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My 'Oriental' Father: On The Words We Use To Describe Ourselves
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How The Narrator Of 'Jane The Virgin' Found His Voice
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Ingrid Vaca, originally of Bolivia, rallies for immigration reform after marching to the White House on Nov. 20, 2015 — the one-year anniversary of President Obama's announcement concerning Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Rick Bayless is a master of Mexican cuisine. He's also a white guy from Oklahoma. Over the years, that has made him the target of criticism. Who gets to be the ambassador of a cuisine? Sergi Alexander/Getty Images hide caption

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Texas Teen To Transfer Schools After Arrest Over Homemade Clock
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Texas High School Student Arrested After Homemade Clock Mistaken For Bomb
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Denmark Vesey And The History Of Charleston's 'Mother Emanuel' Church
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