Kathleen Washington is the Host of RCTV’s new current affairs and events show called The Pulse. If you’ve seen her show, you’ll undoubtedly have noticed how comfortable she is in front of the camera. Her rapport with both the lens and her guests is testimony to Kate’s breadth of experience as a musician, actor, director and former improvisational theater company owner. Her background as a teacher and mediator/arbitrator also contributes.
Kate is Managing Director of Enterprise Solutions International, a Rochester based consulting firm that serves small and mid-cap businesses across North America assisting them in achieving increased profitability and growth through process and systems improvements. The global services division connects alternative energy technology companies to opportunities in the Caribbean.
Kate is known throughout Rochester as an advocate and patron of the arts, resulting from her decades of work with organizations such as the Women’s Foundation of Genesee Valley, NYS Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Geva Theater and Gateways Music Festival . She is currently Co-chair of the Alumni Association of the Simon Business School, where she received her MBA, and from which she recently was presented the Alumni Service Award for her leadership acumen.
When asked about what she enjoys about hosting and producing The Pulse, she shared, “I’m a curious person by nature. I enjoy having the opportunity to bring information about interesting individuals and ideas to the community.”
She points out that the power of media helps give voice to a variety of people and organizations by highlighting the work they’re doing to provide services and support the community.
“I want to expose all sides of controversial issues so community members can make decisions for themselves. My curiosity drives me to ask questions about issues that are at the forefront of today’s concerns and to explore what’s underneath. I’m not interested in pandering to guests. I want to uncover the core issues that affect the lives of residents of this community.”