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Kathleen Gallagher

Midwest Moxie Host

Kathleen Gallagher is the host of Midwest Moxie and previously the host of How Did You Do That?.

She's a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author who is Executive Director of 5 Lakes Institute, a non-profit focused on building and connecting the Great Lakes Region’s high-tech entrepreneurial economy and culture. She is also a columnist at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Previously, during more than two decades as a reporter at the Journal Sentinel, Kathleen covered banking, technology and entrepreneurship and wrote a weekly Investment Trends column. In 2011, she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for co-authoring a series of articles about how doctors and scientists in Milwaukee for the first time in history sequenced all the genes of a patient for diagnosis. Kathleen and co-author Mark Johnson wrote a book based on that series called One in a Billion: The Story of Nic Volker and the Dawn of Genomic Medicine.