Katherine Mangan, a senior writer based in Austin, Tex., joined The Chronicle in 1986. She serves on the daily news team covering a variety of general-assignment topics. She also covers community colleges, college-completion and work-force issues, as well as higher-education news in the Southwest.
Previously she covered courts and crime for The Fort Lauderdale News and Sun-Sentinel and was a reporter and world-desk editor for the Associated Press.
A 1981 graduate of Williams College, where she majored in French, Mangan spent her junior year at the Sorbonne.