Kathryn Wallace

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Kathryn Wallace
BornKathryn Ann Wallace
(1975-06-09) June 9, 1975 (age 47)
Yorktown, Virginia,
United States
Pen nameKathryn Ann Wallace
OccupationFilm and print journalist
Period1996 - present

Kathryn Ann Wallace (born June 9, 1975) is an American television and film journalist best known for her work as the coordinating producer on the National Geographic television series Lockdown and as a producer on the National Geographic documentary Inside Guantanamo. Kathryn has also been published extensively by several major magazines including Reader's Digest.

Personal life[edit]

Kathryn was born in Newport News, Virginia, to Larry and Ann Wallace. She grew up in Yorktown, Virginia, with three siblings: Emily, Ellen, and Rob. She attended Tabb High School in Yorktown, Virginia. She then attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where she received a B.A. in Humanities. Later she attended Stanford University and received a master's degree in film journalism.


Discovery Channel[edit]



Hooking Up[edit]

In a hard-hitting investigation, ABC News takes on the gritty, unpredictable world of online dating in the 5-hour series, Hooking Up. Outdated profile pictures, inflated salaries, bogus hobbies—ABC exposes the fraud and the hurt feelings, the beauties and beasts. Airdate: summer 2005.[1]

National Geographic[edit]


Lockdown is an in-depth look at the US prison system from the prisoner's viewpoint. Episodes focus on gangs, initiations, prison violence, rehabilitation and release. Kathy was the Coordinating Producer for the following episodes:

Inside Guantanamo[edit]

Kathryn was a producer for the National Geographic documentary entitled Inside Guantanamo, first broadcast in early April 2009.[2][3] The film interviewed some key players who played a role in the controversial camp.[4] Colonel Bruce Vargo called the camps: "an integral part of the war on terror." Lieutenant Commander Charles Swift, the Navy lawyer assigned to defend Salim Ahmed Hamdan, said: "Guantanamo Bay was the legal equivalent of outer space -- a place with no law."

Neil Genzlinger, reporting for New York Times, wrote:[3]

Everything in the program, of course, has to be taken with a grain of salt: the soldiers all do and say the right things; the former prisoners (the ubiquitous Moazzam Begg is one) are nonthreatening as can be; and, under the restrictions imposed on the film crew by the military, the current prisoners are not heard from in direct interviews or even seen (thanks to blurring).


Investigative Reporting[edit]

Kathryn is the author of the following articles:


  1. ^ "ABC News' 'Hooking Up' Internet dating series premieres July 14".
  2. ^ Stephen Hunter (2009-04-05). "'Inside Guantanamo': Constrained by Its Intentions". Washington Post. p. E03.
  3. ^ a b Neil Genzlinger (2009-04-03). "Prison Misery, for Detainees and Guards". New York Times.
  4. ^ Randall Mikkelson (2009-04-05). "National Geographic film goes "Inside Guantanamo"". Yahoo News. Archived from the original on 2009-04-13.

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