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Kathy McCabe

City Editor


Katherine McCabe is a journalist with 30 years of experience covering breaking news, general assignment and business reporting. Her Globe career began on the regional editions, covering cities and towns north of Boston and in southern New Hampshire. She covered local government and public schools, community development, real estate and small businesses. Most of her stories were deeply reported, often focusing on the human impact of complex local issues. She reported on the dramatic transformation of the Peabody Essex Museum from a local institution to a world-class cultural destination. McCabe also reported on the high stakes competition to award a resort casino license in Eastern Massachusetts. She followed local stories to distant lands, reporting from the Dominican Republic and Japan. She was part of a team that covered the historic reconfiguration of Catholic parishes in the Archdiocese of Boston. She later became a general assignment reporter in Metro, where everyday was a new adventure. McCabe contributed stories to the Globe’s coverage of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news. She joined the Globe’s editing ranks in 2015. She now serves as City Editor, working closely with Page One, Photo, Metro and