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Kate Pastor

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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.

Fordham & Tremont »

October 20, 2017

The lawsuit claims a Jewish job applicant was given a low salary offer so she wouldn't take the job.

South Bronx »

October 18, 2017

Officers may have worsened the situation with Miguel Richards by shouting commands, the advocate said.

South Bronx »

October 18, 2017

Supporters and family members of both teens gathered outside the courthouse. 

South Bronx »

October 15, 2017

Almost a week after the attack, one of Sassy's hind legs had to be amputated. 

Woodlawn & Wakefield »

October 13, 2017

Laquan Parrish, 27, was the leader of the “2Fly YGz”, according to Acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim. 

South Bronx »

October 12, 2017

The Bronx District Attorney's Office says the transfer was not a demotion.

South Bronx »

October 11, 2017

The officer, who pleaded not guilty, could face 15 years on the top charge.

South Bronx »

October 10, 2017

Reminiscent of hip-hop's beginnings, each is also claiming it's more authentic than the other.