Caitlyn Kim

Caitlyn Kim was the General Assignment Editor. She joined the WNYC staff in August 2011. Previously, Caitlyn was a reporter/producer at WAMC and KQED. She also covered Connecticut state politics for WNPR, WFCR and WAMC and covered Congress as a freelancer with Capitol News Connection in Washington, D.C. Her work has appeared on NPR and Marketplace.

Prior to coming to WNYC, she worked an analyst for the Department of Defense, which included a stint in the White House Situation Room.

A New Jersey native, she graduated from Wellesley College and holds master's in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University-SAIS and a Master’s in International History from LSE.

Caitlyn Kim appears in the following:

The firefighters helping with the Canadian wildfires are facing a looming pay cut

Saturday, June 10, 2023

The infrastructure bill gave wildland firefighters a temporary pay boost. As many of them head to Canada to contain wildfires there, a group of U.S. senators is pushing to make the raise permanent.


Remembering Pat Schroeder, who spent 12 terms in Congress fighting for women's rights

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Pat Schroeder is being remembered as a feminist icon. Her 12 terms in Congress as a Colorado Democrat resulted in big strides for women's rights, including passage of the Family and Medical Leave Act.


House Oversight Committee holds a hearing on anti-LGBTQ extremism and violence

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Survivors of the Club Q shooting in Colorado Springs testify as the House Oversight Committee examines anti-LGBTQ violence and extremism.


At 10th anniversary of Benghazi attack, former diplomat offers context in new book

Tuesday, September 06, 2022

Ethan Chorin, who served in Libya, presents details that most Americans don't know about the embassy attack — and explores the role domestic politics played in the aftermath.


Marie Yovanovitch reflects on disinformation and her removal as ambassador to Ukraine

Saturday, March 12, 2022

The career diplomat's memoir is a front row seat to the disinformation campaign that ultimately saw her removed from post, and offers insight into the post-Soviet Union politics of Russia and Ukraine.


The House passed a bill aimed at boosting U.S. competitiveness with China

Friday, February 04, 2022

The bill includes a number of provisions, such as $52 billion for chip manufacturing, $45 billion to improve supply chains for critical items, and $160 billion for scientific research and innovation.


The Jan. 6 panel wants to talk to Ivanka Trump

Thursday, January 20, 2022

The committee is asking Ivanka Trump to voluntarily cooperate with the panel's investigation. The panel sent her a letter on Thursday.


Democrats plan a procedural maneuver to open Senate debate on voting rights bills

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

In a memo obtained by NPR, Senate Democrats say they've found a way to start debate on voting rights legislation. However, they still don't have a way forward for an actual floor vote.


Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson is running for reelection

Sunday, January 09, 2022

The controversial Republican said he will seek a third term, in what is expected to be a hotly contested race that could determine which party controls the Senate.


House members want Lauren Boebert removed from assignments over Islamophobic comments

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

House Democratic leaders may bring up a resolution to remove Colorado Republican Representative Lauren Boebert from her committee assignments over her Islamophobic comments.


The House OKs a bipartisan defense policy bill that includes servicemember pay boost

Tuesday, December 07, 2021

The National Defense Authorization Act would also overhaul the military justice system.


Mark Meadows will stop cooperating with the Jan. 6 panel

Tuesday, December 07, 2021

The decision comes a week after Meadows' attorney said the former White House chief of staff would voluntarily speak with the committee.


Reps. Boebert and Omar spoke after Boebert's Islamophobic comments. It didn't go well

Monday, November 29, 2021

The contentious phone call between Reps. Lauren Boebert and Ilhan Omar likely means the controversy will continue.


Biden says final passage of $1 trillion infrastructure plan is a big step forward

Friday, November 05, 2021

The bipartisan bill's journey from the Senate to the president has been a tumultuous one. The legislation includes nearly $550 billion in new spending on items including broadband, roads and rail.


House Democrats are bringing back paid leave in their spending bill

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

The legislation that House Democrats are working on includes a four-week paid leave program.


Huma Abedin's admiration for mentor Hillary Clinton is on full display in 'Both/And'

Monday, November 01, 2021

Abedin also reflects on her marriage to former Rep. Anthony Weiner, writing: "[Clinton] said that she did not believe I should pay a professional price for what was ultimately my husband's mistake."


Trump sues to try to stop the release of documents related to the Capitol riot

Monday, October 18, 2021

The former president is suing the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack, as well as the National Archives, to prevent the turnover of documents related to the event.


Fiona Hill explores why it's tough to get ahead in 'There Is Nothing For You Here'

Monday, October 04, 2021

Fiona Hill had a star turn in front of Congress during Trump's first impeachment inquiry. Now she examines why opportunities are fleeting and how it affects the country's social and political fabric.


Biden and House Democrats unite behind his agenda, but they say more time is needed

Thursday, September 30, 2021

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., wrote in a letter to colleagues that "more time is needed to complete the task" of forging an agreement among Democrats on their larger spending measure.


The House Passes A Bill To Avoid A Debt Default, But It's Mostly Symbolic

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Democratic leaders tried to make some headway on one of many looming deadlines by advancing a bill to suspend the nation's borrowing limit. But the measure is expected to fail in the Senate.