Kim McIntyre, a former broadcast journalist, works with reporters and producers to expedite and improve radio and television coverage of national or international issues where Heritage Foundation analysts are leading experts.
McIntyre engages with producers, reporters and hosts throughout the nation and around the globe to coordinate interviews across a range of domestic and foreign policy fronts, and to increase awareness of the think tank’s major research, events and projects.
McIntyre’s professional experience includes working for Fox News Channel as a national correspondent based in Dallas. She covered the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Enron trial, NASA’s return to flight with the re-launch of the space shuttle Discovery, and Vice President Richard Cheney’s hunting accident on a Texas ranch.
Before joining Heritage as senior media associate in January 2013, McIntyre was a freelance general assignment news reporter for broadcast and cable news outlets in and around Washington, D.C.
She wrote and reported long-format stories about wounded warriors for the Pentagon Channel’s “American Veteran” TV show. In a visit to the Veterans Administration hospital in Nashville, she met a soldier who suffered a near-fatal back injury in Iraq when an explosion rocked his Humvee. Doctors at the hospital poured five pounds of cement into the soldier’s back and taught him how to walk again. Today he pursues a career as a country music singer.
McIntyre also worked as a general assignment reporter in Washington, D.C., for CNN Newsource and CBS Newspath. Before arriving in Washington in 2005, she anchored or reported for local news stations in Hagerstown, Md.; El Paso, Texas; Green Bay, Wis.; and Tampa, Fla.
McIntyre holds a bachelors of arts degree in English and broadcast journalism from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. She grew up in Dubuque, Iowa, and currently resides in Washington, D.C.
In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis and golf and, as an avid runner, has raced in the Army Ten-Miler and the Nike Women’s Half Marathon. A huge NFL fan, she is loyal not only to the Washington Redskins but the Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears, New England Patriots, Tampa Bay Bucs and “any teams the Manning brothers play for.” She awaits Tim Tebow’s return as starting quarterback.