Kathie Obradovich


Dept:Greenlee School Journalism/Communication
Office:101 Hamilton
613 Wallace Rd
Ames IA

Education: B.S., Journalism and Mass Communication, Iowa State University, 1987


Kathie Obradovich has been covering Iowa government and politics for more than two decades. Her experience runs the gamut from her first job covering the night-cop beat for the Quad-City Times to covering the last four presidential caucus campaigns and the Iowa Statehouse. She joined the Des Moines Register as political editor in 2003, just a few months before the 2004 Iowa caucuses. The Register's caucus coverage won national awards that year, and again in 2008. She's also been the lead editor for the award-winning Iowa Poll. In June 2009, she took over from David Yepsen as the Register's political columnist. Kathie and her husband, Jim, live in Des Moines.