Katharine Beer

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Title: Fact-Checker
Education: Hunter College, CUNY
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Expertise: Economic History, Globalization, Development Policy, Left-wing Economics
  • Fact-checker for The Balance and experienced writer and researcher
  • Spent years in the archival field, working for various academic and cultural organizations including the New York Historical Society, History Colorado, and the Denver Public Library
  • Previously conducted research on regional policies concerning reproductive rights and justice for NARAL Pro-Choice America


Katharine Beer is a writer, editor, and archivist based in New York. She has over five years of experience researching and writing about everything from the history of NYC's community gardens to Beyonce's 2018 Coachella performance.

Katharine was trained as a historian, with a focus on the histories of cities and social movements. She has taken courses in data journalism and fact-checking at the Google News Initiative and the Poynter Institute.


Katharine received a B.A. in Comparative Literature and History from Hunter College.

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