Kat Powers


Executive Director

Kat Powers was a newsroom leader for 19 years, building a generation of reporters in the Greater Boston area. An award-winning journalist in her own right, Kat’s work has been highlighted in textbooks, classrooms and as a lecturer at the Poynter Institute. She continues to mentor journalists, preferring now to bask in their accomplishments. She has held a number of other roles, including as spokesman with the American Red Cross, serving as Chief of Disaster Public Affairs during the Boston Marathon Bombing relief effort, and as author of “The Week that Made Boston Strong,” a book on the efforts of public relations professionals during that response. She is the committee chairman of her neighborhood Boy Scout troop. When she’s not writing, hiking or pedaling slowly on her bicycle, she’s debating at least one of her three sons. You can reach her at kpowers@somervillemedia.org.