Faculty & Staff

Kathy Best

Editor, Missoulian

Kathy Best is the editor of the Missoulian in Missoula, Montana, and was the former editor and managing editor of the Seattle Times. During her tenure at the Times, the staff won two Pulitzer Prizes for breaking news coverage as well as two Online Journalism Awards for breaking news and an explanatory project on the effects of ocean acidification in the Pacific Ocean.  She also held senior editing positions at the Baltimore Sun, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

Best spent most of her reporting career covering government and politics in the Illinois statehouse and in Washington, D.C., including covering presidential campaigns and investigating the National Flood Insurance Program.