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Katie King

Katie King

Katie King is a self-proclaimed beach bum who moved from Atlanta to Pensacola in late 2002 where she spent the next 13 years working as a photojournalist and editor for the Pensacola News Journal, covering all aspects of Pensacola life. Katie's photographs have appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and have made the Newseum’s Top Ten Front Pages exhibit. In 2015, Katie transitioned from journalism to public relations and began work at EW Bullock Associates.

Her love for Pensacola only deepened after settling into her rustic, 93-year-old home in East Hill that she shares with photojournalist Ben Twingley and their great danes - who control all sitting and sleeping arrangements in the house. When she’s not working, you can often find her snorkeling the sandbar at Park East on Pensacola Beach, strolling the shoreline of the Pensacola Pass at Fort Pickens, or chasing her four-legged best buddy at Bayview Dog Park in East Hill.

pet patio

Posted on Tuesday May 08, 2018
Katie King

With more than 100 Fido-friendly options to choose from, it’s no wonder that the Pensacola Bay Area was recently named one of the best small cities in the United States by National Geographic Travel. Read More...

Jacksonian Guard

Posted on Wednesday February 01, 2017
Katie King

Every third Saturday at noon, a unique new tradition takes place within Plaza Ferdinand on the corner of Palafox and Zaragossa streets downtown. Young re-enactors dressed in period costumes and drumming out traditional military marches depict the historic 1821 handover of west Florida by the Spanish to the American government. Read More...

Bring on the Dogs: Pet-Friendly Pensacola

Posted on Friday May 15, 2015
Katie King

With plenty of paw-friendly accommodations and a variety of dog parks, neighborhoods, beaches, bayous and bluffs to walk, swim, hike and explore -- the area provides ample opportunity for pet lovers to give their furry friends a chance to make their own pawmarks on the area. Here are a few things to try! Read More...


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