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Kate Hidalgo Bellows, staff writer for the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Kate Hidalgo Bellows

Staff Reporter

Kate Hidalgo Bellows is a staff reporter at The Chronicle, covering health and safety on campus.

Since starting at The Chronicle as a fellow in 2021, Bellows has reported on student protests against sexual assault, campus suicide clusters, the growth of teletherapy on campus, and parents-groups’ attempts to get institutions to increase their security measures. She lead The Chronicle’s Daily Briefing newsletter from 2022 to 2023.

Bellows came to The Chronicle from The Island Packet in Hilton Head Island, S.C. There, she wrote about labor, housing, and the local Latino community. Her investigation of living conditions at Hilton Head Island’s only public-housing complex won a first-place award from South Carolina Press Association in the enterprise-reporting category.

Bellows is a 2020 graduate of the University of Virginia. She is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

When she is not writing, she is biking around Washington, D.C., or doting on her two perfect cats. Follow her on Twitter @katebellows, or email her at

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