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Kate Young

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BA 2012, Mass Communication

Podcast Host, Writer, Executive Producer, Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

Kate Young is the host, writer and executive producer of the “This Is Purdue” podcast, a two-time ADDY award winner and host and producer of her own second podcast with more than 40,000 listeners. After graduating from Purdue in 2012, she kicked off her broadcast journalism career as a digital producer and reporter at WANE-TV in Fort Wayne and later at WISH-TV in Indianapolis. Since then, she’s worked in public relations, social media and sports marketing and previously worked for an agency that supported IndyCar, Porsche Club of America, and other professional motorsports series. One of her favorite career experiences was traveling around the country while serving as the emcee and communications lead for a Porsche series. Kate then transitioned to a podcast startup company and has more than four years of professional podcast experience under her belt. In 2020, she started her own podcast as a fun quarantine hobby - serving as host, executive producer, writer and editor. In her first year of leading “This Is Purdue,” Kate grew the show’s listenership by over 380 percent. As a proud Boilermaker herself, this podcast gig is a true dream job! She lives in Fountain Square in downtown Indy with her husband, David, and their rescue lab, Macaroni.