Katie Schoolov is a video journalist for KPBS. She primarily shoots and edits feature videos for KPBS Evening Edition, and occasionally reports and writes her own stories as well. 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 and its television partner, KSNV.
Katie previously worked as a print and video journalist for a daily newspaper in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she covered ongoing election violence in Zimbabwe. She also interned for the Associated Press, producing internationally circulated videos and writing articles from the White House press room.
She has been recognized with first place awards for videography from the San Diego Press Club, and her stories have won first place awards from the San Diego chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Katie was also a finalist for the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists. She is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.
Project Homeless Connect provides medical and dental screenings, California ID cards and haircuts from professional stylists to San Diego's homeless at one-day service fair in downtown.
E-cigarettes are touted as a harmless, high-tech alternative to cigarettes. But critics say they're an insidious way to get people addicted to nicotine.
Mama’s Kitchen hopes to sell 5,000 pies donated from San Diego bakeries until noon on Thanksgiving day. Flavors include pecan, pumpkin, apple and Dutch apple.
Those red things that look like parking meters you'll see around downtown beginning Monday are actually devices you can use to make donations for the homeless.
The number of people in the United States who identify themselves as atheists has been rising steadily, according to a recent Pew study. And San Diego is mirroring that trend.
Squatter settlements largely shaped Tijuana's explosive growth in recent decades. But how did these settlements evolve into fully-functioning neighborhoods?
Could a pill help heavy drinkers stay on the wagon? New study from Scripps Research Institute suggests a drug long used to treat seizures could be an effective element of treatment.
Medical care at Camp Pendleton is getting a first-class upgrade. If you were expecting Quonset huts and double-wide trailers, think again.
The one-mile parade began at 11 a.m. adjacent to the County Administration Building at North Harbor Drive and Grape Street, and wound along Pacific Highway and G Street.
The New Children’s Museum in downtown San Diego changes exhibits every couple of years. The museum’s newest show is called "Feast: The Art of Playing With Your Food." Here's a taste of what families can expect.
Kevin Faulconer has the Republican Party firmly on his side in his race for San Diego mayor. But Faulconer’s campaign is working to distance him from the GOP.
A teacher and probation officer at a Juvenile Court school started a running club where students train for races to help them cope with their pasts and improve their behavior.
Thanks to medical sensors and other new types of electronic devices, some people with chronic illnesses can successfully manage their diseases at home.
Hera Hub is one of the few women-only shared office spaces in the country. It operates under the idea that women work better when surrounded and supported by other women.
Gov. Jerry Brown was in San Diego Thursday, signing legislation that would help provide housing for the state's more than 19,000 homeless veterans.
A 500-foot bridge will allow travelers using the Tijuana airport to walk over the border fence directly into San Diego.
When it comes to large, inhabitable statues of naked women, one man in Mexico has the market cornered. We'll take you on a tour.
District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis warned the public that one couple has already lost $30,000 to a new lottery scam that uses the official San Diego County seal and targets veterans and seniors.
Summer bridging programs are one way community colleges are trying to help students be more successful.
President Barack Obama visited Camp Pendleton for the first time on Wednesday, thanking the troops for their service and calling on Congress to help him stop sequestration.
Congressman Gary Miller of California’s Inland Empire is one of several dozen Republican legislators considered susceptible to changing their hardline stances on immigration issues. He faces tough choices about how to respond to a rapidly changing constituency.
As Congress considers adding 700 miles of new fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border, environmental concerns seem to be a thing of the past.
Security has been beefed up at Market Creek Plaza in Southeast San Diego, with big results.