Katerina Zachovalova is a freelance journalist living in Prague, Czech Republic. She is a 2003 alumna of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University in New York. At Columbia, Katerina was one of the four Howard Fellows, international students awarded a full scholarship. She also received the John M. Patterson Prize for her work in the magazine television workshop.

Katerina has worked as a journalist both in Czech and English since 1999. She reports for TIME Europe magazine, Business Week and the Central and Eastern Europe correspondent for The Economist. She also occasionally writes magazine stories for a Saturday edition of a Czech daily newspaper, Lidove noviny. NPR aired a few of her radio stories since she returned from New York. In 2001, Katerina freelanced for Czech media from Washington, DC, and New York City where she covered the events of Sept. 11.

She is married to Slovak journalist and television director, Roman Santur.