Cathy Trost (Sarah Thompson/Newseum)

Cathy Trost
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Cathy Trost

Senior vice president and executive director

Cathy Trost is senior vice president and executive director of the Freedom Forum Institute. She is a veteran reporter and editor who covered labor, politics and family policy in The Wall Street Journal‘s Washington bureau for nearly a decade before becoming the founding director of a national journalism center. Cathy has been involved with content development for the Newseum since 2001. She also co-authored two Newseum-produced books: “President Kennedy Has Been Shot! Experience the Moment-to-Moment Account of the Four Days that Changed America” and “Running Toward Danger: Stories Behind the Breaking News of 9/11.”