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- B.A. University of California, San Diego
- International Reporting
Katya Cengel has written for New York Times Magazine, Marie Claire, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post among other publications. She has reported from North and Central America, Europe, Asia and Africa and was based in the former Soviet Union for half a decade. She was a features and news writer for the Louisville Courier-Journal from 2003 to 2011. She has been awarded grants from the International Reporting Project, the International Women’s Media Foundation and the International Center for Journalists. She is the author of Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY) 2020 winner and Foreword Indies 2019 winner “From Chernobyl with Love: Reporting from the Ruins of the Soviet Union” (Potomac, 2019); “Exiled: From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to California and Back” (Potomac, 2018) included in a California State Library curated permanent collection and 2013 Kentucky Literary Award finalist “Bluegrass Baseball: A Year in the Minor League Life” (Nebraska, 2012).
- From Chernobyl with Love: Reporting from the Ruins of the Soviet Union (Potomac, 2019) Exiled: From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to California and Back (Potomac, 2018) Bluegrass Baseball: A Year in the Minor League Life (Nebraska, 2012)