Power Shift Summit 2.0

Meet the Power Shift Project

Cathy Trost (Sarah Thompson/Newseum)

Cathy Trost
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Cathy Trost

Chief engagement officer/Senior vice president

Freedom Forum

Cathy Trost is chief engagement officer and senior vice president of the Freedom Forum. She leads a team focused on development of strategic content, initiatives and programming with the goal of fostering First Amendment freedoms for all. 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 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.”



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