Katya Cengel

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Katya Danielle Cengel

1976 (age 47–48)
Oakland, California
CitizenshipUnited States
EducationBachelor degree in Literature
Alma materUniversity of California, San Diego
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  • Journalist

Katya Danielle Cengel (born 1976) is an American author and journalist.

Early life

Cengel was born in Oakland, California. In 1998, she earned a Bachelor degree in Literature Writing from UC San Diego.


In 1998, Cengel was a features writer for the Baltic Times newspaper in Riga, Latvia.[1] Later, Cengel was a general assignment reporter for the Kyiv Post.[2] She also reported regularly for the San Francisco Chronicle[3] and BBC World Service.[4] Cengel described her Central European life and work in her 2019 book "From Chernobyl With Love" for which she won the IPPY[5] and INDIE awards.[6]

Returning to the United States, Cengel joined the Louisville Courier-Journal as a general assignment features reporter.[7] Her series on the families of the Lost Boys of Sudan received second place feature writing Society of Professional Journalists 2005 Green Eyeshade Award.[8]

Cengel teaches journalism at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and UC Berkeley Extension.


  • Bluegrass Baseball - (A Year In The Minor League Life) (2012)[9]
  • Exiled - (From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to California and Back) (2018)[10]
  • From Chernobyl With Love - (Reporting from the Ruins of the Soviet Union) (2019)[11]


  1. "Lost between borders". www.baltictimes.com. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  2. "Katya Cengel, Author at KyivPost". KyivPost. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  3. "About the Contributors". muse.jhu.edu. Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  4. "KatyaCengel and Keli Moore paired up with BBC". journalism.calpoly.edu. Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  5. "2020 Medalist Cat 35-60". ippyawards.com. Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  6. "Recent Award Winners & Finalist". www.unpblog.com. Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  7. "Former 'Courier Journal' reporter, Katya Cengel, mixes books and baseball at Carmichael's". www.louisville.com. Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  8. "2005 Winners | Green Eyeshade Awards". Retrieved 2020-08-22.
  9. "A Book Review By Dorothy Seymour Mills: Bluegrass Baseball:A Year In The Minor League Life". www.nyjournalofbooks.com. Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  10. "Review: Exiled: From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to California and Back Katya Cengel tracks the lives of four families following the fall of the genocidal Khmer Rouge". www.psmag.com. Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  11. "Review of From Chernobyl with Love". www.forewardreviews.com. Retrieved 2020-08-23.

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