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Katie Schoolov

Video Journalist

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Katie Schoolov is a video journalist for KPBS. She shoots and edits in-depth features for television, radio, and the web, reporting stories when time allows. She is a San Diego native and returned to cover her hometown after working as a video journalist for the Pulitzer Prize-winning Las Vegas Sun.

Katie serves on the national board of directors for the National Press Photographers Association. She previously worked as a print and video journalist for a daily newspaper in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she covered ongoing election violence in Zimbabwe and the resulting emigration. She also interned for the Associated Press, producing internationally circulated videos and writing articles from the White House press room.

Katie has won first place awards from the San Diego chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the San Diego Press Club. She was also a finalist for the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists. She is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Recent Stories

2,600 Visitors Climb California Tower Since Reopening

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Balboa Park's California Tower, which has been closed for 80 years, has attracted people from 20 different states since it reopened.

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San Diego Opera's 'La Bohème' Serves Up A Tasty Take On Puccini's Opera

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Food is being served at San Diego Opera’s latest production of "La Bohème" (opening Saturday at the Civic Theatre). But this food is being served on stage.

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Commedia Dell'arte And The Roots Of Slapstick

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Chronos Theatre Group is dedicated to connecting modern audiences with works from around the world and through time. KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando previews a workshop on commedia dell’arte to find out how a 16th century Italian comedy style connects with people in the new millennium.

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Vista Embraces Craft Beer

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San Diego Beer Week draws to a close this weekend. The ten-day event is designed to showcase craft breweries including those in Vista where beer is booming.

University Heights Street Becomes Halloween Extravaganza

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The half-mile haunt on Maryland Street is one of San Diego's biggest and most family friendly Halloween celebrations. Andy and Paula Cameron and their neighbors have been putting it on for 18 years.

Mountain Men Recreate 1800s Fur Trading Camp North of Julian

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Once a year, a group of self-proclaimed "mountain men" camp out on Mount Laguna to live like authentic fur traders from the 1800s.

New Murals At Mission Valley Mall Celebrate San Diego's Neighborhoods

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Seven bold new murals by artist Michael Makram Nicola adorn the Mission Valley mall, each one celebrating a different San Diego neighborhood and playing a part in cutting down on graffiti.

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San Diego Film Festival Kicks Off 13th Year

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The San Diego Film Festival kicks off its 13th year Wednesday night. The festival runs through Sunday.

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San Diego Opera: Looking Ahead With COO Keith Fisher

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San Diego Opera's COO Keith Fisher sees a sunny horizon as he looks ahead to the company's 2014-15 season.

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La Costa Film Festival Kicks Off

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The La Costa Film Festival drew 3,500 attendees in for its debut last year and it is already expanding in terms of both attendance and number of films showcased.

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