Katherine Crane (born Katherine Niemczyk; October 21, 1986) is a student reporter studying at New York University. She hails from a small town in New England: Woodstock, Vermont. From a young age, she aspired to travel and leave the countryside, though memories of growing up on a farm will always remain prominent and close to her heart. She graduated a year early from high school with the desire to go to university at the age of 17.
She attended Wheaton College from 2004 to 2008, during which time she produced, directed, and edited a half-hour length documentary film about military veterans speaking out against the Iraq War. As part of her research for the film, she spent a year traveling, filming, and interviewing in cities across the United States: Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., St. Louis, Los Angeles, and near the military base, Fort Drum, in New York. She produced the documentary for her honors theses for Sociology and Anthropology and premiered the film at Wheaton with a panel including two Iraq War veterans, her thesis advisor, Professor John Grady, and herself.
Crane double-minored in Art History and Religion and also spent a semester of her undergraduate education living in London and interning at CBS News. Working at the London CBS News bureau was one of the most exciting and fulfilling times of her life. It allowed her to work with people of all different backgrounds and gave her a greater worldview. Crane taught English in South Korea for two and a half years to all ages and levels of learners. She chose to take some time after graduating from Wheaton College to see more of the world before attending graduate school, but is now especially eager and motivated to be studying News and Documentary at NYU.