Katie Falkenberg is a video and photojournalist for the Los Angeles Times. She was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Feature Photography in 2017 for her body of work, "Motherhood in the Time of Zika." In 2016 she was named Multimedia Photographer of the Year by the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), and her portfolio received 2nd place for the Multimedia Photographer of the Year in the Pictures of the Year International (POYi) contest. She has been the recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy award, and the her short documentary, "Without Nature, No Life," was named an Official Honoree in the Webby Awards in 2016.
Assignments have taken her across the Sierra Nevada mountain range on horseback, trekking through the jungles of the Democratic Republic of Congo, hiking up canyons to ancient Anasazi ruins in the remote back-country of Utah, to the madrassas of Pakistan, and along both the rural and city roads of northeast Brazil to report on the Zika virus.
When not working, she can be found surfing, fly-fishing, or working in her vegetable garden.
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