Kate joined TechTarget in 1999 as the company's first news editor and has since managed news for several flagship sites. Kate also directed the successful launch of SearchDataCenter.com. Kate's been writing and reporting for newspapers and trade publications for more than 20 years. She began her career as a reporter for the Salem (Mass.) Evening News., before making the leap to tech journalism where she worked at Cahners Business Information for a number of computer and manufacturing magazines. She won a number of awards for her coverage of the industry, and then returned to the newsroom to cover business for the MetroWest Daily News in Framingham, Mass. Kate received a BSJ from Suffolk University.