Katie was born and raised in Indianapolis. At 9 years old she began racing quarter midgets and eventually went on to race USAC Ford Focus Midgets.
At 20 years old she got out of the driver's seat and in front of the camera. She began reporting for USAC's Wednesday night series at the Indianapolis Speedrome and eventually went on to host her own segment for Indiana Sprintweek, "Kickin' it with Katie."
Before coming to WTWO Katie was a pit reporter with IndyCar Radio in the 2013 season opener at St. Petersburg and throughout the month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Katie also spent 2012-2013 traveling across the country with ESPN NASCAR.
Katie's passion for news developed at Ball State where she was active in many student media organizations including NewsLink, SportsLink and Connections Live.
You can catch Katie on the weekday newscasts. Feel free to send her story ideas by following her on Twitter, @katiehargitt, "Liking" her on Facebook by searching "Katie Hargitt WTWO" or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org