Catharine Skipp, B.G.S.
Director of Media Relations and Public Affairs
Telephone: 305-284-9810 | Cell Phone: 305-773-5801
Office: G357 | E-mail: email@example.com
Catharine Skipp is a prize winning journalist and a University of Miami alumna who returned to campus as a media relations officer for University Communications in 2010. She spent more than 20 years working as a national correspondent, first for The New York Times and then for The Washington Post and Newsweek.
She was part of a Washington Post team of reporters, writers and editors honored with the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for their coverage of the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. She also covered Hurricane Katrina, the Virginia Tech massacre, the Elian Gonzalez saga, the murder of Gianni Versace, the Barefoot Bandit's escape to the Bahamas, and LeBron James's move to the Miami Heat. Skipp and a colleague broke the story about toxic water at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base, triggering a Congressional investigation. She handled assignments throughout the U.S. and the Caribbean region, including one from the eye of Hurricane Fran aboard a C-120 Hurricane Hunter.
At Miami Law, she manages outreach efforts to local, national and international news media, and coordinates media requests and interviews with faculty and students. She also reports, writes and produces print and electronic content for School of Law publications, its website and its social media pages.
Skipp earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in General Studies at the University of Miami in 1979, and expects to obtain a Master of Arts degree in Liberal Studies at UM in December. She was a Casey Fellow at the University of Maryland's Casey Journalism Center in 2006 and, the previous year, a KnightFellow at the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism on the same campus. In 1984, Skipp was a Woolworth Fellow at the Columbia University School of Journalism.