Katrina J.E. Milton has received numerous Illinois Press Association awards for her writing and photography. She has worked for Shaw Media publications, including The Daily Chronicle, The Valley Life and The MidWeek newspapers and The DeKalb County Ag Mag, since 2012. In 2019, the Illinois Press Association awarded The MidWeek the title of the state's best large nondaily newspaper.
She graduated with degrees in English and Classical Civilization from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and completed an internship with Catholic Charities.
She is also a 2021 graduate of the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Academy.
When not covering the news, she enjoys nature photography, cooking, traveling and spending time with her dog Gracie and rabbit Hershey.