Journalist, lover of words and people // health + faith reporter for @kansasdotcom

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I am the education reporter at The Jackson Sun in Jackson, Tennessee, where I spend my days chasing fascinating stories and meeting fascinating people.

Having grown up as the child of relief and development workers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, I delight in travel and other cultures. I love good stor...

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@KathsBurgess — 1,295 followers, 7,710 tweets

Jul 24, 2017

@ExpandKanCare Story here - Report: Senate health care bill #BCRA could cut $917M in federal funds for Kansas #KShealth

Jul 24, 2017

@ExpandKanCare .... $298M for people w/ disabilities, $249M for children & $146M for low-income adults. #KShealth

Jul 24, 2017

@ExpandKanCare Report: If KS distributed federal reductions proportionately across eligibility groups, cuts would = $222M for seniors .... #KShealth

Jul 24, 2017

@ExpandKanCare From the report: KS would lose $917M inf ederal funds from 2020-26 as a result of the per capita cap in #BCRA. #KShealth

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Best of the South

2015 - College Journalist of the Year, second place
Received second place in the College Journalist of the Year category in the Best of the South competition, awarded at the Southeast Journalism Conference.

Southeast Journalism Conference Onsite Competition

2014 - First Place News Writer
Katherine Burgess received first place in the onsite news writing competition at the 2014 Southeast Journalism Conference in Lafayette, La.