About Cathy Henkel
Cathy Henkel spent 42 years as a newspaper reporter and editor. She was one of the first female sports editors in the country, and one of the longest-serving, in her 20 years at The Seattle Times. She was given the Pioneer Award, the top honor of the Association of Women in Sports Media, which she helped found. She authored a children’s book about Olympic runner Mary Decker Slaney, and contributed two chapters to “The Edge of Change,” a collection of stories from female journalists around the country. She splits her time in retirement between Seattle, Washington, and San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico.