“In The Courts” To Debut On WTTG Washington

Katie Barlow

A new legal show, In the Courts, will premiere on May 1 on Fox Television Stations’ WTTG Washington. Anchored by Chief Legal Correspondent Katie Barlow, the 30-minute weekly program will air Sunday evenings at 11:30 p.m., following the station’s FOX 5 @ 11 newscast.

Paul McGonagle, WTTG vice president and news director, said: “Katie has the unique ability to break down the most complicated legal issues so those with no previous background in law can understand how legal decisions impact them. Her intelligence, sense of humor, and sometimes irreverent attitude will resonate with our FOX 5 viewers.”

In the Courts is about the law and how it works — or doesn’t. Barlow interprets and explains America’s most confusing, sometimes confounding, institution and helps translate what’s happening in the courts for non-lawyers and court-watchers alike.

The program encourages questions from viewers as Barlow aims to break down the law, which is often expensive to understand and inaccessible to many.

March. She is a journalist and lawyer who formerly worked at a large international law firm in Washington. Barlow has covered Capitol Hill with WTOP-FM Washington, as well as the Supreme Court with SCOTUSblog and NPR’s Nina Totenberg. She’s written for Politico and Insider, hosted a podcast called Words Matter, and co-founded Circuit Breaker, a website that provided news and information about the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.


As a lawyer, Barlow practiced white collar defense and civil litigation with a focus on the Anti-Terrorism Act. A graduate of the University of Georgia, she holds dual degrees in political science and broadcast journalism, plus a J.D. from Georgetown Law.

Barlow said: “The law underpins so much of our news coverage locally and nationally — from Kim and Kanye’s divorce, to wearing masks on an airplane, to the burgeoning marijuana business in our region and beyond. I look forward to having a conversation with our viewers each week — answering their questions, talking with experts, and supplementing Fox 5’s already-excellent new coverage with a deeper look at major topics.”

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