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Kate Pastor

Reporter/Producer kpastor@dnainfo.com

Kate Pastor has worked as a freelance reporter covering the Bronx and beyond for publications including The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Crime Report and City Limits since 2013.

She got her start at The Riverdale Press, where she covered education and politics before moving up to editor-in-chief. During her time as editor, the paper won many distinctions (25 awards in a single year), and she was named editor of the year by the Local Media Association.

Kate has taught journalism at the undergraduate, graduate and high-school levels.

She has knocked on many doors, endured her share of community board meetings and staked out more than a few crime scenes. In addition to watching high-profile criminal trials unfold in The Bronx and Manhattan, Kate has worked on investigations into courthouse patronage, housing court and the New York State Lottery. She is a proud alumna of CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

FUN FACT: Kate briefly worked as a door-to-door saleswoman in London, England.

South Bronx »

August 18, 2017

Over a month after the fire, the building on E. 163rd St. still has 225 open violations, the city says.

South Bronx »

August 17, 2017

The 44-year-old victim was identified in court papers as Victor Marquez.

South Bronx »

August 17, 2017

A crowd of supporters showed up to the arraignment in Bronx Criminal Court on Tuesday evening.

South Bronx »

August 14, 2017

The mayor said the law will help keep people their apartments instead of them winding up in shelters.

South Bronx »

August 11, 2017

Jamoneisha Merritt was seriously burned during a "hot water challenge,"  according to her mom.

South Bronx »

August 10, 2017

Hernandez's case has become a cause for justice-system reformers who want to see a fairer system.

Riverdale & Kingsbridge »

August 10, 2017

Distrust in the city government has made residents uneasy about the mayor's plan.

South Bronx »

August 10, 2017

Two men intend to sue the Bronx District Attorney's office for civil rights violations.