Catherine Hollingsworth founded the Bowie Sun digital newspaper in 2021 with support from the Google News Initiative. She launched the startup news site in response to declining news coverage of Bowie, Maryland. The longtime resident of Prince George’s County has a deep knowledge of the community as a former Bowie City Hall reporter and past volunteer for local organizations. She has over a decade of experience covering local and national news. Her stories have appeared in the New York Times Regional Newspapers, Gazette-Star Newspapers and newsletters published by Bloomberg BNA (formerly BNA). Catherine is a former Freedom Forum - Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellow and holds a masters degree in journalism from Michigan State University.