Catie Beck is an Emmy Award winning investigative reporter. She joined 11Alive in December of 2013.
Beck comes to Atlanta from Richmond, Virginia where she made a frequent habit of holding the powerful accountable. It was her work there that earned her recognition as a government watchdog reporter who kept city government officials on their toes.
In addition to her many investigations targeting the actions of elected officials, Beck also delved in to system wide fraud and failures inside troubled school systems and Richmond's Department of Social Services.
Many of Beck's investigations during her four years in Richmond yielded significant changes in both process and leadership.
In addition to her Emmy Awards, Beck has won numerous Edward R. Murrow Awards, as well as awards from the Associated Press and the Virginia Association of Broadcasters. Beck also won a Preservation Advocacy community award while in Richmond for her continued coverage of the city's ignored dilapidated properties. Beck also taught Broadcast writing as an adjunct professor for Virginia Commonwealth University in the fall semester of 2013.
Before coming to Richmond, Beck made shorter stops in markets across the county. She spent time in Minnesota, Florida and Texas.
Beck earned her BA in Communications and Media Studies from Fordham University and later received her MA from American University in Broadcast Journalism.
Beck grew up in Annapolis, Maryland. In her spare time Beck loves to practice hot yoga, spoil her dog pita and cheer for her favorite tennis player, Rafael Nadal.
Find Catie on Twitter at @CatieBeck11.