Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Adjunct Faculty Directory

Katie Drews

Title/s:  Adjunct Instructor

Email: kdrews1@luc.edu


Katie Drews is an investigative reporter with the Better Government Association, a non-partisan, nonprofit news organization working for transparency, efficiency and accountability in government in Chicago and across Illinois. She is tasked with, among other things, investigating and exposing problems in education, as well as municipal governments throughout Illinois. At the BGA since 2012, Katie’s work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Crain’s Chicago Business, ABC 7 Chicago, FOX 32 Chicago, NBC 5 Chicago, WTTW’s Chicago Tonight, the Daily Herald, the State Journal-Register and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, among other local media outlets.

She is the former managing editor of a small web-based media company, through which she was regularly published in the Chicago Sun-Times. Previously, she was managing editor of a suburban weekly newspaper covering the Village of Forest Park.

A native of the Chicago area, Katie earned a journalism degree from Loyola University Chicago where she had been an Ignatian Scholar and Editor-in-Chief of the student newspaper, the Loyola Phoenix. While she was editor, the Phoenix was named the best non-daily college newspaper in the country by the Society of Professional Journalists.


B.A. in Journalism at Loyola University Chicago

Courses Taught

Reporting Basics II