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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

National Study: San Diego’s Fern Street Circus Helps At-R...

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.

Tango Pulses Through San Diego Opera's 'Maria De Buenos A...

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.

Vantage Theater Stages World Premiere Of 'The Color Of Li...

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.

New 3D Printing Technology Displayed At San Diego Expo

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.

Local Leaders: House GOP Tax Plan Could Exacerbate Homele...

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.

'As One' Is A Modern Opera About Transitioning

'As One' Is A Modern Opera About Transitioning

Nov. 10, 2017
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov

You don’t generally think of opera as ripped from the headlines, but San Diego Opera’s production of "As One" has a distinctly contemporary feel. The latest dētour series production tackles a transgender story through the character of Hannah, who’s portrayed by two singers — a baritone and mezzo soprano.

How A Kid's Summer Job In San Diego Brought Joy To Alzhei...

How A Kid's Summer Job In San Diego Brought Joy To Alzheimer's Patients

Aug. 30, 2017
By Katie Schoolov

Kids heading back to school this week are probably telling their friends about what they did over their summer break. Many probably took vacations or camping trips. But one San Diego boy will have a unique story to tell — his summer volunteering with Alzheimer's and dementia patients.

Move-In Day At San Diego State

Move-In Day At San Diego State

Aug. 25, 2017
By Katie Schoolov

Some of the more than 8,000 new freshman and transfer students who are joining San Diego State University this semester have started to move into campus.

Increasing Number Of Leopard Sharks Off La Jolla Attracts...

Increasing Number Of Leopard Sharks Off La Jolla Attracts Snorkelers, Scientists

Aug. 18, 2017
By Katie Schoolov

Changing ocean temperatures have brought more leopard sharks to La Jolla Shores this summer than the previous two years, and the public can join Birch Aquarium for guided shark snorkels through September.

New Interactive San Diego County Map Shows Disaster Risks

New Interactive San Diego County Map Shows Disaster Risks

July 31, 2017
By Katie Schoolov

The county unveiled a new interactive online "Know Your Hazards" map that pinpoints disaster risks at your location.

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