Katie Walsh is a Los Angeles-based film critic and journalist, reviewing weekly film releases for the Tribune News Service, Los Angeles Times, and The Playlist, while occasionally making appearances on KCRW’s Press Play with Madeline Brand and KPCC’s Film Week. Her work has also appeared in Playboy, Slate, The Hairpin, indieWIRE, Women and Hollywood, Town & Country, Movieline, CAP the Magazine, Nonfics, and more. She has covered the Sundance, South by Southwest, Marrakech, True/False, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara International Film Festivals.
Katie is a member of the LA Film Critics Association, has served for several years on the jury for the Women In Film Finishing Fund grant, and also been a member of the nominating committee for IFP’s Gotham Awards. She has juried for the Florida Film Festival and the Defy Film Festival, and has judged the student films for the University of Arizona’s “I Dream in Widescreen.”
Katie earned her B.A. in Film Studies from Wesleyan University, and her M.A. in Critical Studies from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where she worked as an associate programmer of screenings and special events, managing events and moderating Q&As. She has also worked at Lionsgate Films, and produced the short film “The Better Half,” which premiered in competition at the 2009 South by Southwest Film Festival. She is a Native Virgin Islander, born and raised on the island of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. She is also a yoga teacher, having completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training at One Down Dog in LA.