Katie Humphrey

Reporter | Digital Life
Phone: 952-746-3286
Katie Humphrey is the digital life reporter for features. Katie has also covered Dakota County and a gaggle of south metro suburbs. Before coming to the Star Tribune, Katie covered cops, courts and city hall at the Austin American-Statesman. She studied journalism and Spanish (she’s fluent) at Northwestern University.

Recent content from Katie Humphrey

With Snapchat, social media meet spy games

Look quick! That silly photo on your smartphone will self destruct in 10, 9, 8 ...

Updated: January 11, 2013, - 07:30 PM

OMG: Historical Society tweets tales of #CivilWar

Who needs costumes and fake muskets when you can re-enact the Civil War on Twitter?

Updated: January 09, 2013, - 12:46 PM

A Civil War Twitter battle

Tweeting for the next three years.

Updated: January 08, 2013, - 04:17 PM

Question: To tweet or not to tweet?

At the theater, talking is a no-no -- and checking your smartphone is even worse. Except when you've paid for "tweet seats."

Updated: January 05, 2013, - 12:45 PM

Love the phone; hate the phone

Americans' growing cellphone dependence -- which includes sleeping with the devices -- comes with a dose of angst.

Updated: January 04, 2013, - 08:17 AM

More TV watchers are thinking small

Flatscreens continue to sell well, but smaller, more portable electronics are booming in popularity.

Updated: December 27, 2012, - 06:08 PM

Debate over video games explodes anew

Violent games under scrutiny again; players call criticism unfair.

Updated: December 22, 2012, - 10:57 PM

After the mayhem, social media airs anguish and advocacy

In a watershed moment, Facebook and Twitter were powerful tools for crystallizing the nation's thoughts.

Updated: December 22, 2012, - 09:23 PM

Dec. 22, 2012: Hoffner gets 20-day unpaid suspension

Todd Hoffner's status as Minnesota State, Mankato's football coach remains unclear. The unpaid suspension might be over his use of university cellphone.

Updated: December 20, 2012, - 06:58 AM

White House lets 'pinners' look at presidential style

Perhaps 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue can offer some "pinspiration" for last-minute holiday decorating.

Updated: December 19, 2012, - 05:31 PM

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