Katya Cengel has written about everything from retired dancing bears in Bulgaria to the world’s largest machine gun shoot in Kentucky. Her work has appeared in National Geographic, Salon and Esquire among others, and regularly appears in Newsweek.
Her 2013 National Geographic story on was one of the first to focus on inmate crews at the massive blaze. rated it one of their top stories of the week and had her on their show. During the year she also covered for Salon, little foreign wars with possible big consequences for and Kenyan marathoner Wesley Korir for
From Myanmar she reported on and for Newsweek and rape as a weapon of war for Time. On the lighter side her story on the Burmese pastime of chinlone ran in Roads & Kingdoms in late March.
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