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Kate Powers

writer Rectify; assistant on Breaking Bad, The Good Wife, UnReal, Quarry

Kate Powers began her television career as an intern on the first season of Mad Men, researching everything from the historically accurate pronunciation of “kaiten” to 1960s salaries. In 2008, she joined Breaking Bad as writers’ P.A. and showrunner’s assistant, eventually working as writers’ assistant through Season Four. She joined Rectify in its first season as a writers’ assistant, going on to co-write the WGA-nominated Ep. #204 (“Donald the Normal”), the season finale Ep. #210 (“Unhinged”) and Ep. #305 (“The Future”) with Executive Producer Ray McKinnon. She’s currently a staff writer on the series’ fourth season. Along the way, she’s worked as an assistant on The Good Wife, UnReal, Red Widow and the forthcoming Cinemax series Quarry; written a Breaking Bad webisode featuring a hideous white tuxedo; blogged as radiology technician-slash-loving wife Marie Schrader and overwhelmed teenager Jared Talbot (although not at the same time); and created a Serial-style podcast about the Hanna Dean murder. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a double major in philosophy and English and has an MFA in Screenwriting from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.