Kathy Neustadt, a freelance field producer for ABC News, has been with the Los Angeles earthquakes, the O.J. Simpson trial, the Unabomber, the Oklahoma City bombing, Columbine, the Democratic National Convention held in Denver and most recently the Aurora theater shooting.
Currently in her 11th year as a Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center board member, she was co-president and president of the board from 2005-2008. She is also on the board of the Mizel Arts and Culture Center (MACC) at the JCC. From 2007-2013, Ms. Neustadt sponsored the JCC’s Jewish Community Reads project, held during the MACC’s annual JAAMM Festival. In 2014, she established an endowment to provide general operating support for the JAAMM Fest in perpetuity. She serves as a trustee of Rose Community Foundation and a member of its Jewish Life Committee. She is also a board member of Facing History and Ourselves.
Originally from Oklahoma, the Neustadt family established the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 1969, which is a biennial award sponsored by the University of Oklahoma and World Literature Today. Ms. Neustadt and her sisters created the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature, which for the past ten years has celebrated the significant achievements of living writers and author-illustrators of children's and young adult literature. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communication from the University of Denver and has two children, Tess and Josh.