Catharine Skipp is a former Senior Reporter at Newsweek magazine where she covered the Southern and Caribbean regions.

The Everglades, overrun with huge reptiles, is about to host its first-ever open season on snakes. Catharine Skipp nabs her first python—and gets out alive.

Thousands of 10-foot pythons roam the Florida Everglades, menacing man and beast alike. Catharine Skipp prepares to join the historic hunting expedition designed to stamp them out.

As President Obama plans a surge of new air marshals to protect U.S. flights, current and former agents speak out—about burnout, high turnover, and an agency in disarray.