Kathy Hoekstra was a communications specialist with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy from 2008 to 2011. She assisted in the Center's media outreach and did reporting for the Center's Michigan Transparency Project and for Michigan Capitol Confidential.

Prior to joining the Mackinac Center staff, Kathy spent nearly 15 years in broadcast journalism. She was an award-winning news anchor and reporter for radio stations in Port Huron and Saginaw and worked for more than a decade in local television news in the state. In addition to her reporting and anchoring duties, Kathy also produced and hosted a weekly public affairs program that involved in-depth coverage of local and statewide issues.

Kathy graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor's degree in both communications and English. She is also a graduate and Hall of Fame member of the Specs Howard School of Broadcasting, and she has done graduate work at Saginaw Valley State University.

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The Scene and the Unseen: Act IV

Mackinac Minutes: Spring 2009

This video segment is the Spring 2009 edition of Mackinac Minutes. … more

The Scene and the Unseen: Act III

The Michigan Film Office's much-anticipated annual report about the Michigan Film Incentive program appears to significantly misrepresent a key figure, omits important information on Michigan job numbers, and fails to provide much of the detail the law requires, raising questions about the Film Office’s compliance with the law and its administration of the incentive program. … more

Property Takings: Susette Kelo and Beyond

A video summary of Susette Kelo's appearance at a Mackinac Center Issues and Ideas Forum in East Lansing on Feb. 10, 2009. … more

The Scene and the Unseen: Act II

The Scene and the Unseen: Act I