While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine majored in English. Throughout college, she was a classical DJ on the campus station WHPK 88.5 FM, serving Hyde Park and south-side Chicago. Returning to Houston in 1999, she joined KRTS 92.1 FM as one of their chief announcers. She was the host of “Midnight 'Til Dawn” and “Seabrook Journal,” a public affairs program, until the station closed in Fall 2004.
Joining KUHF 88.7 FM soon afterwards, she became the host of “Sunday Afternoon Concert” for several years, when the station was dual format (news and classical music). From 2011 – 2013, she hosted the weekday “Afternoon Concert” on KUHA Classical 91.7 FM. A member of Houston Public Media’s Arts and Culture unit since 2014, Catherine produces and hosts special music programs, which you can hear on Classical 91.7, as well as interviews with artists, writers and musicians, which you can hear online. She is also the “voice” of Houston Public Media, providing the voiceovers for TV 8 and radio spots.
In her spare time, Catherine loves to read, run and spend time with her husband, daughter and cat Cheeto.