The following is a sample of stories, tweets, Facebook lives and articles that Kay pitched, reported on, edited and produced.
VIDEO ONLINE & TV
D.C. HAS A NEW LAW AIMED AT DIVERSIFYING THE MARIJUANA INDUSTRY
Background: Lawmakers in the District of Columbia have joined a nationwide effort to ensure minority-owned companies have a fair shot at making a profit off the growing legal marijuana industry, which is expected to hit $50 billion in the next decade.
Kay interviewed Robert C. White Jr., one of two councilmembers behind D.C.'s new law, and Corey Barnette, the only African-American marijuana cultivator in the entire District.
I TRIED OUT FOR AN ALL-WOMEN'S FULL-CONTACT FOOTBALL TEAM
Background: It's no secret that historically, American football is seen by many as a man's game for male fans. However, new data shows that women are gaining momentum as football's fastest growing market both off and on the field.
So, in order to get an idea of what it takes to earn a stake in the growing league, Kay tried out for the DC Divas, an all-women's full-contact football team based in Washington, D.C.
WE TOURED D.C. WITH A BIKER HISTORIAN WHO KNOWS FIRST LADIES
Background: From Martha Washington to Michelle Obama, historian Andrew Och knows his stuff when it comes to our country's leading ladies. Kay hopped on the back of Och’s Harley to learn more about the women behind D.C.'s most iconic landmarks.
"I traveled around the country going to all the homes, museums, libraries, historical sites for every first lady. The stories and the women were so fascinating I just wanted to keep going," Och said. This story aired on WJLA-TV (ABC7) in Washington, D.C.
HOW ONE HOUSEHOLD LIVES OFF OF FOOD FROM DUMPSTER DIVING
Background: Maximus Thaler is a Ph.D. student at Binghamton University. When he's not hitting the books, he's diving into dumpsters.
"[Dumpster diving] is kind of religion for me," he said. Thaler became a devout dumpster diver his freshman year of college. He enjoyed scouring trash cans for edible treasures so much that he started Gleaner's Kitchen, a restaurant where ingredients come from the trash.
This story aired on KOMO (ABC4) in Seattle, Washington.