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Kat Kollins

Anchor/ Producer

Kat is a seasoned media professional with extensive experience in numerous fields. As anchor/producer at WAER in Syracuse, NY, she plays a vital role in delivering local news content to listeners, including local hosting of NPR’s “All Things Considered” and contributing to the production process.

Previously, her multifaceted career journey encompassed roles in traffic reporting and as a corporate customer relations advocate at a prominent telecommunications company, where she earned accolades for outstanding service. Additionally, her technical acumen as a field support representative underscored her commitment to problem-solving and efficiency. Kat has also served in a law enforcement capacity, ensuring public and officer safety.

A life-long learner, Kat holds a Bachelor of Science in professional studies: business from Le Moyne College, graduating summa cum laude (2019) with concentrations in communications, film studies, and project management. Since, she has earned New York State Department of Environmental Conservation NWCO licensing and Meta's Social Media Management Professional Certification.

With a background extending to media instruction in a top 20 market and international exposure through a vocational exchange scholarship, Kat's adaptability and dedication to her craft shine through in her dynamic role at WAER. Outside of her media commitments, she and her partner manage a small farm, reflecting her passions for sustainability and stewardship.