Katie Egan
(Photo/Kevin Bires)

Katie Egan is an expert on cars during the day as a Content Specialist for Cox Automotive; a Southwest Florida-based freelance journalist in her spare time; proud cat mama; travel and adventure enthusiast; and Florida Gulf Coast University graduate. She was previously an Associate Multimedia Journalist with the Naples Daily News where she was responsible for the Neapolitan, art, food and crime beats.

Katie most recently worked at the Naples Herald, a local digital news startup, where she wrote about everything from city council meetings, injured bald eagles, to breaking news and crime. When she’s not at the beach or reading about old things in coffee shops, you’ll find her daydreaming about traveling the world.

Strengths?

Passion mixed with drive, the ability to learn new things quickly, and a can-do-attitude. What I lack in experience I will make up for in intelligence, focus, and empathy. Regardless of what I’m covering or writing about, I always look for the small details that humanize a story and make it relatable to every type of reader.

Weaknesses?

Sometimes I get a little carried away looking for the perfect GIF. I also tend to be a perfectionist, but I’ve learned to use that anxiety to help me take each component of the project I’m working on one step at a time. It often results in a more thoughtful product.