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Katie Lepri Cohen

Engagement Editor

Katie Lepri Cohen is WLRN's engagement editor. Her work involves distributing and amplifying WLRN's journalism on social media, managing WLRN's social accounts, writing and editing newsletters, and leading audience-listening efforts.

Cohen has been recognized nationally for her work on social media covering the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting and Hurricane Irma. She was also part of the newsroom team that won a national Edward R. Murrow award in 2021 and 2022. In 2019, Cohen was named digital journalist of the year by the Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists.

In 2018, she launched WLRN News' first editorial SMS newsletter, which later became the station's first email newsletter focused on the environment and climate change, and helped start WLRN's Facebook music series Live from the 305. In 2020, she created and launched a second email newsletter covering the COVID-19 pandemic.

Before joining WLRN, Cohen freelanced for The Miami Herald and interned at DecodeDC in Washington D.C. She studied journalism at Florida International University.

She's been with the newsroom since July 2016.

She can be reached at klcohen@wlrnnews.org

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