October 22, 2014
Get to know Catherine!
Catherine is no stranger to “The Biggest Little City”. She grew up in Sparks and is thrilled to start her career with KOLO 8 News in her hometown. Catherine graduated from Edward C. Reed High School in 2008 and attended Gonzaga University where she graduated Cum Laude in May 2012 with a BA in Broadcasting and Advertising. Go Zags!
Catherine started at KTVN as a news intern and production assistant in 2008. While at school, she worked for Gonzaga's student station, GUTV doing everything from reporting to producing to anchoring and hosting talk shows. Throughout college, Catherine interned at both KXLY and KHQ in Spokane where she sharpened her skills on the web, on the field and in the newsroom.
Catherine believes that journalism keeps the world honest. She has a passion for story-telling and is inspired by the human impact of each story. She loves the challenge that each day brings and wants to make a difference in her community.
When Catherine is not covering the news, she enjoys playing tennis, hiking, singing, catching up with loved ones and cheering on the Zags during basketball season.
If you have a story idea you’d like to send Catherine, be sure to e-mail her at Catherine.Van@kolotv.com