Kathy Copeland Padden

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Massachusetts Bay Community College, Quincy College
History, Music, Classic Film
  • Kathy Copeland Padden had a daily history column for three years and continues to write on the subject for several internet publications.
  • A lifelong music lover, Kathy has an encyclopedic knowledge of popular music from the 1950s-1990s.
  • Classic movies — especially silent movies — are Kathy Copeland Padden's forte. One of her articles on pioneering comedian Mabel Normand is slated to be adapted into a screenplay.


Kathy Copeland Padden has been writing recreationally since age 8 and professionally for over 12 years. She was the history columnist for Today I Found Out from 2012-2016, and the site converted 44 of her articles into popular podcasts. Kathy is currently a top writer on the blogging platform Medium, and many of her history, music, and movie articles have gone viral. She has also been published in Gizmodo, History of Yesterday, Rock n'Heavy, Curious, P.S. I Love You, and many others, and has been a ghostwriter for print magazines like Money Inc.


Kathy Copeland Padden graduated in the top 10% of her class at Massachusetts Bay Community College, where she earned an associate's degree in nursing. She also attended Quincy College and received a certificate in medical transcription.
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