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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

'As One' Is A Modern Opera About Transitioning

'As One' Is A Modern Opera About Transitioning

Nov. 10
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 Alzheimer's Pati...

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

Aug. 30
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
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 Snorkeler...

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

Aug. 18
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
By Katie Schoolov

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

MAD Magazine Cartoonist Looks Back On 47 Years Of Comic-Con

MAD Magazine Cartoonist Looks Back On 47 Years Of Comic-Con

July 21
By Katie Schoolov

A MAD Magazine cartoonist compares the first Comic-Con in 1970 to today's crowded, pop culture extravaganza.

Fifth-Graders Perform At San Diego Airport With Switchfoot Ahead Of...

Fifth-Graders Perform At San Diego Airport With Switchfoot Ahead Of Annual BRO-AM Festival

June 19
By Katie Schoolov

The Grammy Award-winning band Switchfoot, which got their start in Encinitas, is in town for their annual charity surf and music festival, BRO-AM.

Rare White Lion Arrives In San Diego County

Rare White Lion Arrives In San Diego County

April 6
By Katie Schoolov

Three lions, including a rare white lion, will make their home at the Lions, Tigers & Bears animal sanctuary in Alpine.

Climate Change, Invasive Beetles — This Isn't The Sixth-Grade Camp ...

Climate Change, Invasive Beetles — This Isn't The Sixth-Grade Camp Of Yesteryear

April 4
By Katie Schoolov, Megan Burks

The U.S. Forest Service estimates California has lost more than 100 million trees to drought, fire and invasive beetles. In our own backyard, large oaks that shaded generations of San Diegans at sixth-grade camp are now stumps, calling on today's campers to reverse the damage.

Nonprofit Developers Strive To Preserve Affordable Housing

Nonprofit Developers Strive To Preserve Affordable Housing

March 24
By Alison St John, Katie Schoolov

While cities struggle to get approval for higher density and new affordable housing, older affordable housing is disappearing.

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