Kat Aaron is the Senior Producer of
Note to Self.
Before joining Note to Self, Kat was a reporter on WNYC's
Data News team. She also worked with Transportation Nation, tracking traffic deaths in New York City. Before joining WNYC, Kat was an Alicia Patterson Fellow, a project editor at the Investigative Reporting Workshop, and a reporter at the Center for Public Integrity, where she initiated coverage of the financial crisis and its aftermath.
In addition to her work at WNYC, she writes about the civil court system and access to justice issues. She is an avid reader of sci-fi, a creator of very experimental ice cream flavors, and a hoarder of fabric. Follow her on twitter at
Kat Aaron appears in the following:
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Are you an upholder, a questioner, an obliger or a rebel? Figuring out your cognitive house might be the key to changing your bad tech habits for good.
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Can we start fresh when every step, nap, and calorie are measured? If even a hard-core coder fails at a tech-enabled diet, maybe we need a new way to optimize our quantified selves.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
FOMO is real. And it's amplified during the holiday season when party glam shots and scrumptious food pics are everywhere. So let's embrace a little JOMO (Joy of Missing Out) instead.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
How one mom battling cancer is setting up messages for her kids to get after she's gone. And what her kids think about this digital legacy.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
If police smell booze on you behind the wheel, you'll be handed a breathalyzer. But how do they measure clicks and swipes? Plus, a sneak peek at our next big listener project.
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Back in the ‘90s, primetime shows made us all care about drunk driving. Now, we need to stop texting on the road. But we don't watch TV like we used to. So who’s the new influencer?
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
What data do the feds have on us? Should we encrypt everything? How do we make a tinfoil hat again? This week, privacy and social media in the Trump era.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
We click on things we agree with already. Here are concrete steps to get out of our comfort zone and find new people, opinions, and voices online. With minimal ick factor.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Don't throw a turkey leg. Don't go ALL CAPS rage over racism on Twitter. This Thanksgiving, when the conversation makes your blood boil, take some deep breaths and just LARA.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Note to Self listeners are struggling to find joy on the internet after this election. 'Happier' host Gretchen Rubin has advice.
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
There are 46 judicial seats open in New York City this year, and just five contested races.
Monday, September 26, 2016
A bill before the City Council would give lawyers to all poor people facing eviction, making New York the first city to guarantee attorneys in housing court.
Monday, September 12, 2016
In this historically "blue" city winners have faced little opposition, but tomorrow's New York State primary elections will feature some contested races. Here's what you need to know.
Friday, September 09, 2016
When voters go to the polls in next week's primaries, they won't see many candidates running for judge. Why?
Thursday, September 08, 2016
Justices on New York's Supreme Courts are elected, technically. But most of the decisions are made long before voters reach the ballot box.
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
There are a few reasons someone might become a judge. Prestige, power, the chance to change a life. The six-figure salary and the job security don't hurt, either.
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Judges have tremendous discretion. And their decisions can change a life, as Tracey Jones found out.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Take a look at new city data which shows that 90 percent of school arrests are of Black and Hispanic students, consistent with previous years. Overall, suspensions and crime are down.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Most judges who preside over cases from divorce to murder in New York will be chosen long before voters get to the ballot box.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Every year, police seize thousands of cars after arrests. But getting the car back can be a challenge, even if the criminal case is dismissed.