Katie Barnes (they/them/theirs) is a pop-culture writer/reporter for espnW. They cover a wide variety of topics, including LGBTQ issues, race, pop-culture, Title IX on college campuses, and contributes to The Buzz.
Originally from Indiana, Katie is one of the few people who thinks cornfields are beautiful. They miss the big sky of their home state the most, after all of the basketball of course.
When not writing about "American Ninja Warrior" and "Pitch," Katie can be found reading too much about politics, obsessing about women's basketball, or at the movies.