Kate Zernike is a reporter for The New York Times. She came to the paper from The Boston Globe in 2000. She was a member of the team that shared the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting for a series of stories about Al Qaeda and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
At The Times, she has covered education, criminal justice, health care, and New Jersey, been a congressional correspondent in the Washington bureau and a writer for the Styles section. She is the author of “Boiling Mad: Behind the Lines in Tea Party America,” published in September 2010. She is currently writing a book to be published about Scribner about a group of female scientists who forced the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to admit it had discriminated against them, setting off a nationwide reckoning about the dearth of women at the highest levels of science.
Ms. Zernike began her career at The Patriot Ledger in Quincy, Massachusetts. She received a degree in History and English from the University of Toronto and received a masters degree from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, where she has taught as an adjunct professor.