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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 by Katie Schoolov

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San Diegans Ditch Their Cars For Bike To Work Day

May 17
By Elma Gonzalez, Katie Schoolov

San Diego celebrated the annual Bike to Work Day Thursday with more than 10,000 participants, event organizers said.

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San Marcos-Based RealDoll Launches AI Sex Dolls

April 20
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov, Matthew Bowler, Nicholas McVicker

San Marcos is home to RealDolls, a company that makes sex dolls and is about to release its first model with artificial intelligence. WARNING: Mature content.

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San Diego Opera Journeys Down River With 'Florencia En El Amazonas'

March 16
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov

San Diego Opera opens the Gabriel Garcia Marquez inspired "Florencia en el Amazonas" this weekend. Go behind the scenes to find out what role a conductor plays in bringing an opera to life.

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San Diego's Singing Bus Driver Auditions For America's Got Talent

March 5
By Katie Schoolov

A 66-year-old bus driver started singing for his passengers in 2017, hoping his music would help bring back memories and joy for the seniors he drives. Now, he's started performing on stage, and his fans have convinced him to audition for America's Got Talent.

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The Challenges Behind Staging San Diego Opera's 'Turandot'

Feb. 26
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov

Any opera is a challenge to produce. But the director of San Diego Opera’s "Turandot" had to cope with a heroine she didn’t initially understand as well as sets and costumes coming from two other productions. Find out how all these elements came together to make a beautiful show.

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National Study: San Diego’s Fern Street Circus Helps At-Risk Youth Develop Social And Emotional Skills

Feb. 15
By Katie Schoolov

A new study shows an unusual type of after-school program is especially helpful for at-risk youth: the circus.

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Tango Pulses Through San Diego Opera's 'Maria De Buenos Aires'

Jan. 25
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov

San Diego Opera’s second dētour production of the season, "Maria de Buenos Aires," is almost sold out for its four-performance run. Here's why this tango opera is generating so much interest.

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Vantage Theater Stages World Premiere Of 'The Color Of Light'

Jan. 11
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov

Vantage Theater is committed to producing new works that have something to say. Its latest production is a world premiere called "The Color of Light" about artist Henri Matisse.

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New 3D Printing Technology Displayed At San Diego Expo

Dec. 4, 2017
By Katie Schoolov

3D Printers have taken over the San Diego Convention Center downtown as part of the Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo. The Expo brings together the latest innovations in 3D printer technology to 1,000 attendees.

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Local Leaders: House GOP Tax Plan Could Exacerbate Homelessness

Nov. 27, 2017
By Katie Schoolov

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a $1.5 trillion tax cut plan that would repeal several funding tools for affordable housing. San Diegans including local leaders gathered Monday to voice their opposition to the cuts.

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