Delaware Public Media

Katie Peikes

Science/General Assignment reporter

Katie Peikes came to Delaware from Logan, Utah, where she worked as a municipal government reporter for a newspaper while simultaneously serving as a correspondent for Utah Public Radio covering science, technology, transportation and features.

Originally from Connecticut, she has contributed as an intern to other member stations including WNPR News in Hartford and WDIY in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. 

When she's not in the office, Katie enjoys hiking, running and skiing.

Ways to Connect

Courtesy of University of Delaware.

A Lewes beach received more sand in early January to help it withstand future storms.




John Lee

Delaware's oyster quota is up this year, allowing commercial fishermen to harvest more bushels this season.



Katie Peikes / Delaware Public Media

While the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management took comments and questions from Delawareans about a federal five-year offshore drilling proposal on Thursday, local environmentalists continued to express strong opposition.

Katie Peikes / Delaware Public Media

Mountaire Farms met with Millsboro-area residents Wednesday night to start a public dialogue about frustrations regarding elevated nitrate levels in residential wells.

Courtesy of NRDC

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will be taking public comments in Dover Thursday on the Trump administration’s proposal to open the Atlantic coast to a five-year oil and gas drilling plan.

Tom Byrne/Delaware Public Media

Widespread flu activity is plaguing the First State, as the number of lab-confirmed cases continues to rise.

Courtesy of University of Delaware

Facebook is changing its news feed to show fewer posts from businesses and more posts from family and friends, leaving some Delaware marketing professionals wondering what they’ll need to do to continue reaching people on social media.

Courtesy of DelDOT

Traditional state highway messages tell motorists to buckle up or to not text and drive, but Delaware’s Department of Transportation is taking a more lighthearted approach to road safety.

A recently released report shows how far Delaware industrial and manufacturing facilities have come in reducing the amount of toxic chemicals they emit into the environment.

City of Rehoboth Beach

An appeal challenging the construction of Rehoboth Beach’s ocean outfall was shot down by the state’s Environmental Appeals Board Tuesday.