Cat Knarr (formerly Catherine Newhouse) is a religion journalist and editor who writes for magazines like Christianity Today. She works as a marketing specialist for Liguori Publications, a Catholic book publishing company. She lives in St. Louis with her husband, Ben, and tweets from @CatKnarr.
Cat has reported everywhere from Kigali, Rwanda to Ferguson, Missouri and inner-city Chicago. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri with three Bachelor's degreees in magazine journalism, religious studies, and international studies. After graduation, she served as the Editor and Community Manager for the startup Faith Driven Business. She has contributed to a variety of religion publications such Today's Christian Woman, RELEVANT, Religion News Service, Columbia Faith & Values, PRISM magazine, UrbanFaith, and Ignite Your Faith.
Since studying abroad in Rwanda, Cat has been writing about the Rwandan genocide and the country’s recovery. She reported on religious shifts in Rwanda for Christianity Today and wrote about her study abroad experiences for UrbanFaith. She has earned First and Second Place Chandler Awards from the Religion Newswriters Association and First Place student writer from the Evangelical Press Association.
Cat has also reported for the Columbia Missourian, a local newspaper, and The Chicago Reporter, an investigative newsmagazine about race and poverty. Follow her on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and CatKnarr.com.