Kate O'Rourke

Kate O'Rourke


Evansville, IN

Kate joined the 14 News team in June 2017 as a Reporter/Multi-media journalist. She says she feels so lucky to have moved south, making Evansville home.

Kate is from Lebanon, Indiana, a northwest suburb of Indianapolis. She graduated from Indiana University in May of this year. Kate earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees, one in journalism with a broadcast specialization, and the other in economics/mathematics. She also minored in Marketing.

During her last semester at Indiana University, Kate worked part time for the FOX/CBS affiliates in Indianapolis. She took the graveyard shift, writing for the morning show anchors. While she really enjoyed this experience, she tells us she is excited to get out in the community and cover our news firsthand.

Kate is a self-proclaimed news junkie. But when she’s not reporting or watching the news, Kate enjoys spending time with her family, running, and cooking (in no particular order). She loves trying new things, particularly coffee shops, and spending as much time outdoors as possible, even if her Irish skin says otherwise.

If you see Kate around town, she hopes you say hello and introduce yourself. You can also connect with her on social media or shoot her an email.

Recent Articles by Kate

  Assessment: Vanderburgh Co. infant mortality rate rising

  Tri-State reacts to President Trump’s ‘Affordable Clean Energy’ rule

  EPA back in Evansville to test, clean contaminated soil

  Rounds of gunfire hit Evansville home with elderly woman inside

  Deputies investigating shooting death of horse in Muhlenberg Co.

  Ferrell’s Hamburgers officially reopens

  New teacher supply store to open in Evansville

  Sheriff says he will release Kristy Kelley records after June 17

  Couple mistakenly forced from home during SWAT operation

  Indiana Gov. Holcomb signs victims rights bill

  Vanderburgh Co. Prosecutor accused of sexual harassment by former employee

  Evansville native, WWII vet to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery

  14 News Exclusive: U.S. Army Special Forces react to Lindh release

  Special Report: CASA notes community is good at reporting abuse

  IN survey shows 2k stop arm violations on 1 day

  New China tariffs impacting Tri-State

  Vanderburgh Judges working on plan to re-arrange Courts Building, add courtrooms

  Jacobsville Workforce Housing Partnership

  Indiana church to pay off $1.5 million of medical debt for local families

  Evansville church opens with new name after renovation

  Evansville woman wakes to find strange man in bedroom

  UE employee victim of early morning assault

  Community groups, students rally to build the ‘Bosse Bridge to Education’

  EVSC’s Wee Care sees successful first year

  Abuse allegations reported at Evansville nursing home

  Friend remembers Valarie Ruark, woman found badly burned in field

  NAACP: New Hate Crime Law not all-inclusive

  Lawmakers pass education funding increase

  EVSC’s annual state of the schools address

  Countdown to Costco: Exclusive first look inside nearly finished warehouse