Cathy Trost (Sarah Thompson/Newseum)

Cathy Trost
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Cathy Trost

Senior vice president and executive director

Cathy Trost oversees the Freedom Forum Institute’s special initiatives and public programs, including the Power Shift Project. Previously, she was senior vice president of Newseum exhibits and programs. She is an award-winning reporter and editor who covered labor, politics and workplace gender issues in The Wall Street Journal’s Washington bureau for nearly a decade before becoming the founding director of a national journalism center on at-risk children and families. She is also the author of books on environmental risks and social entrepreneurship, and co-authored two Newseum-produced books on the coverage of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination and the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America.

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