Kate Sweeney

Assistant Professor of Practice

Wilson Hall 228

Office Hours:

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00am to 12:00pm (drop in) and by appointment.

Class Schedule:

MDST/ENWR 2700: Newswriting - Tues/Thurs 9:30am - 10:45am

MDST 3230: Basic Multimedia Reporting Tues/Thurs 12:30pm - 1:45pm

MDST 3281: Reimagining the News - Wednesday 3:30pm - 6:00pm

Kate is a veteran nonfiction media producer and journalist. As an associate producer, field producer and co-producer at National Geographic Television & Film, she earned multiple credits for news and documentary projects that explored diverse topics, from scientific discoveries to life on the front lines of conflict. Later, Kate served as the Supervising Producer on the editorial team that launched Smithsonian Networks, a joint venture between CBS/Showtime and the Smithsonian Institution. She was also the Executive Producer for TPI, an international distributor of fiction and nonfiction films. Kate’s projects have taken her from Bangkok to Burbank and aired all over the world on networks including MSNBC, Al Jazeera, Showtime, History, National Geographic, and Smithsonian Channel. 

Prior to joining the University of Virginia, Kate directed George Mason University’s journalism concentration. She’s also taught media production and communication courses at Asbury University and the University of Kentucky. Kate holds an M.S. in Science Journalism from Boston University, and a B.A. in Anthropology from Colorado College.