Kat Stafford
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Kat Stafford

National Investigative Correspondent, The Associated Press

Kat Stafford is a National Investigative Correspondent at The Associated Press (AP), where she investigates how structural racism has fueled inequity in the U.S. through the lens of politics, government, health, environmental justice, and more.

Stafford joined the AP in February 2020, covering the pandemic’s disparate impact on Black and other communities of color, the racial justice movement, and the U.S. presidential election. Before joining the AP, Stafford was an investigative reporter at the Detroit Free Press. Stafford has received several awards for her work throughout her career.

Stafford is a University of Michigan Knight-Wallace Fellowship alumni, the former Vice President of the Investigative Reporters and Editors’ Board of Directors, and the Deputy chair of the National Association of Black Journalists’ Print Task Force. Additionally, she is a 2019 Ida B. Wells Investigative Fellow and a 2016 Loyola Law School Fellow.