Kay Reckdahl, a staff writer for The Lens Credit: Photo by Kevin Kline

Katy Reckdahl joins The Lens

Award-winning reporter Katy Reckdahl has joined The Lens as a general assignment reporter

Award-winning reporter Katy Reckdahl is a new staff writer with The Lens.

Reckdahl was a staff reporter for The Times-Picayune and the alt-weekly Gambit before spending a decade as a freelancer, writing frequently for the New Orleans Advocate | Times-Picayune, The New York Times and the Washington Post.

She’s received more than two-dozen first-place New Orleans Press Club awards, the James Aronson Award for social justice reporting, a Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism and three TV-documentary Emmy Awards. In 2020, she was a producer for The Atlantic’s Peabody Award-winning podcast, Floodlines.