Kathy Lauer-Williams has been writing about arts and entertainment for more than 35 years. Born in Allentown, she has lived in the Lehigh Valley all her life and currently lives with her family at the base of the South Mountain in the charming borough of Emmaus.
An avid theater-goer and reviewer, Lauer-Williams drew her love of the stage from her high school years at Liberty High in Bethlehem, where she was actively involved in the musicals and plays, back stage and as stage manager.
She received her BA degree with a double major in journalism and art from Moravian College in Bethlehem in 1984. While in college, she wrote for several local weekly papers, and right out of college, started working as a journalist at the Morning Call. While at the Morning Call, she got her masters degree in telecommunications from Kutztown University.
During her 33 years at the Morning Call, Lauer-Williams wrote frequently about family issues and penned an award-winning weekly parenting column. She also wrote about arts and theater, as well as about the region's many festivals, for the weekend Go Guide section. During her tenure, she originated a family events blog and a television blog on the paper's website, and has won both local and state awards for her stories. In addition, she took photographs and provided digital video for the website.
She also has written both news and feature stories for the Lehigh Valley Press and contributed reviews to Lehigh Valley Stage online.