Meet the Team

Katie Link

Sr. General Assignment Editor

Katie is a big fan of cute coffee mugs, funny cocktail napkins and strict deadlines. As the General Assignment Lead she ensures deadlines are met and oversees news-of-the-day production. Though she was born and raised in Dallas, Katie made her way to Columbia to attend the Missouri School of Journalism and to pursue a quick stint in local TV news. In her spare time, Katie’s probably planning her next trip, shopping the aisles of Target or thinking about doing yoga.

  Recent Work
A United Airlines jet takes off near an air traffic control tower at LAX.
Getty ImagesU.S.

The White House Wants To Privatize Air Traffic Control

Geert Wilders
Getty ImagesWorld

The Dutch Populist Movement Isn't Quite As Popular As Everyone Thought

Judge Derrick Watson
U.S. District Court District of HawaiiU.S.

Hawaii Judge Halts President Trump's Revised Travel Ban

Derrick Dearman faces six counts of capital murder.
Mobile County Sheriff's OfficeU.S.

Suspect Accused Of Killing 5 Says Drugs Made Him A 'Monster'

Paul Manafort checks the podium before Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during an event.
Getty ImagesPolitics

Paul Manafort Resigns From Trump Campaign

Simone Manuel wins gold in the Women's 100-meter freestyle.
Getty Images / Adam PrettySports

Simone Manuel Makes History — But Not For Her Medal Count

Chelsea Clinton gives her mom a hug onstage at the Democratic National Convention.
Getty Images / Aaron P. BernsteinPolitics

Chelsea Clinton Reminds Us (Again) That Her Mom Is Human

Krispy Kreme doughnuts
Getty Images / Joe RaedleU.S.

That Awkward Moment When You Mistake Doughnut Glaze For Crystal Meth

President Barack Obama speaks at the DNC.
Getty Images / Joe RaedlePolitics

Obama Thinks Hillary Is More Qualified Than Him (And Her Husband)

Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the DNC.
Getty Images / Aaron P. BernsteinPolitics

Joe Biden's DNC Speech Suggests Donald Trump 'Has No Clue'

A Turkish journalist reports for TV.
Getty Images / Oli ScarffWorld

Turkey Targets The Media In Latest Post-Coup Attempt Crackdown

Bill Clinton speaks at the DNC.
Getty Images / Joe RaedlePolitics

Bill Clinton's DNC Speech: A Love Story And A Resume Reading

Bernie Sanders speaks at the DNC.
Getty Images / Chip SomodevillaPolitics

Watch The Moment Bernie Sanders Officially Bows Out

Bernie Sanders supporters cry at the DNC.
Getty Images / Joe RaedlePolitics

Bernie Sanders' DNC Speech Was (Really) Emotional For His Supporters

Michelle Obama speaks at the DNC.
Getty Images / Aaron P. BernsteinPolitics

Michelle Obama's DNC Speech Had 2 Major Themes: Sasha And Malia

Peter Thiel speaks at the RNC.
Getty Images / Alex WongPolitics

Peter Thiel Just Made RNC History By Owning His Sexuality

Roger Ailes gives an interview.
Getty Images / Stephen LovekinU.S.

Fox News Parts Ways With CEO Roger Ailes

A person waits to vote in Texas.
Getty Images / Erich SchlegelPolitics

Court Orders Texas To Change Its 'Discriminatory' Voter ID Law

A woman cheers at the RNC.
Getty Images / John MoorePolitics

The RNC Roll Call Was Spirited — And Kind Of Strange

A worker cleans at the RNC.
Getty Images / John MooreSci/Health

Because Things Weren't Dicey Enough At The RNC, Now There's Norovirus

Ohio Minutemen walk through streets of Cleveland.
WEWSPolitics

People (Legally) Flaunt Their Guns On The Streets Of Cleveland

Omarosa Manigault speaks onstage.
Getty Images / Frederick M. BrownPolitics

Trump Taps Ex-'Apprentice' Star As African-American Outreach Director

Sheriff David Clarke speaks to the media.
Milwaukee County SheriffU.S.

Sheriff Blames Black Lives Matter Movement For Cop Killings

Mourners gather to remember victims in Nice, France, terror attack.
Getty Images / Carl CourtWorld

At Least 3 Americans Are Among The Victims In The Nice Terror Attack

Police respond to the scene where three officers were shot and killed.
Getty Images / Sean GardnerU.S.

Police Say Threat Is Over After Shooter Kills 3 Baton Rouge Officers

Crews work to clean up after the 2010 BP oil spill.
Getty Images / Joe RaedleBusiness

BP Puts A Price On Its Massive Oil Spill: $61.6 Billion

Prince Harry gets an HIV test to prove a point.
Getty Images / Chris JacksonEntertainment

Why Prince Harry Live-Streamed His HIV Test

Tomi Lahren hosts a news segment for "The Blaze."
Facebook / Tomi LahrenU.S.

The Internet Won't Stand For Tomi Lahren Likening KKK To BLM

Natalie Morales and Matt Lauer.
Getty ImagesEntertainment

Natalie Morales And Matt Lauer Deny Relationship Rumors — Again

Dallas police patrol a prayer vigil after deadly shooting spree kills five officers.
Getty Images / Spencer PlattU.S.

It Looks Like Dallas Police Chief's 'We're Hiring' Message Was Heard