Caitlyn Kim was the General Assignment Editor. She joined the WNYC staff in August 2011. Previously, Caitlyn was a reporter/producer at WAMC and KQED. She also covered Connecticut state politics for WNPR, WFCR and WAMC and covered Congress as a freelancer with Capitol News Connection in Washington, D.C. Her work has appeared on NPR and Marketplace.
Prior to coming to WNYC, she worked an analyst for the Department of Defense, which included a stint in the White House Situation Room.
A New Jersey native, she graduated from Wellesley College and holds master's in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University-SAIS and a Master’s in International History from LSE.
Tempted to collect some cicada specimens this spring? An entomologist at the American Museum of Natural History explains how you can prepare, pin, and display the bugs at home.
Data from DIY cicada trackers and soil temperature readings from the U.S. Climate Reference Network are helping us predict this spring's Brood II cicada emergence. Check out the map (which already has some cicada sightings!), and let us know if you're seeing and hearing cicadas near you.
If you can't beat 'em... eat 'em? Some tips and recipes for enjoying cicadas during the 17-year Brood II invasion along the East Coast.
Periodical cicadas emerge in cycles of 17 and 13 years, making them a kind of cultural bug clock -- a buzzing reminder of invasions of yore, and a good excuse to think back on where we were the last time they burst from the ground in massive, memorable hordes.
Lurking in the ground beneath our feet, waiting in their burrows for the first signs of spring are tens of millions of cicadas.
After 17 years, cicadas are expected to emerge and overwhelm a large swath of land from Virginia to Connecticut — climbing up trees, flying in swarms and blanketing grassy areas so they crunch underfoot.