Fort Worth, Province VII
Katie Sherrod is an independent writer, producer and commentator in Fort Worth, Texas. She is the editor of and a contributor to “Grace & Gumption, Stories of Fort Worth Women,” published by the TCU Press; and “Women of the Passion, a Journey to the Cross.” Both are available at Amazon.com. She has been given many awards for her consistent advocacy of women’s reproductive freedom and for her 25 years of writing about efforts to combat family violence. Her print media and broadcast awards include Best Newspaper Column, Best Radio Commentary and Best Interview/Talk Show from the Dallas Press Club, and the Exceptional Media Merit Award from the National Women’s Political Caucus. She holds the Associated Press Managing Editors Award for feature writing, and the Texas Headliners Award for investigative reporting. She was inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame in 1987 for outstanding contributions in the field of communications, named one of Fort Worth’s Outstanding Women in 1988 and Texas Woman of the Year in 1989. Sherrod was married for twenty-six years to the Rev. Gayland Pool, who died in 2017. She has a daughter and two amazing grandsons.