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Catherine Ross



Position: Reporter

Covers: Lorain County


Education: Emerson College

Previous Work Experience: Reporter at WCMH in Columbus, WDTN in Dayton and WDAY in Fargo, ND

Joined News 5: January 2021

Most Memorable Stories: There are so many! My last weeks in Dayton I spent covering the aftermath of a massive tornado outbreak. The twisters caused more than $1 billion in damage. Just over a month later, I was in my new role in Columbus when I returned to Dayton the morning after a gunman killed 9 people and wounded 17 others in a popular entertainment district. Then we all know how 2020 shaped out. I was in Ohio’s capital city to witness historic pandemic health orders, shutdowns, social justice movements and the amazing resiliency of so many people.

News Philosophy: Everyone has a story. Sometimes the best ones come from the most unexpected places.

Role Model: Personally: my parents. Professionally: Boyd Huppert (KARE11) and Steve Hartman (CBS)

Favorite Music: I listen to a little bit of everything. My favorites range from the Beatles to Taylor Swift to Snoop Dogg.

Favorite Movie: The Sandlot

Favorite Program: New Girl, Parks and Rec, Queer Eye, Unsolved Mysteries

Favorite Book: The Giver, Pride and Prejudice

Favorite Food: Pasta

Family: I grew up with 2 big brothers and 2 great parents

Hobbies & Interests: Running, traveling, reading

You're most likely to see me around town at: A park or checking out a craft brewery, winery or restaurant

Hidden Talent: This is more of a party trick than a talent, but I can name all 50 U.S. states in less than a minute.

Something most people don't know about me: I have a minor degree in American Sign Language (but I don’t use ASL nearly enough)

What I like best about Northeast Ohio: I love the people and how every neighborhood has its own distinct identity.

On the weekends I love to: Explore new places

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