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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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Oldest Known SDSU Alum Receives Diploma At 105

Aug. 16
By Katie Schoolov

Almost nine decades after San Diego State opened its current campus, one of the first students to set foot there finally got his diploma Thursday. Bill Vogt is 105 years old. He graduated in 1935.

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Literacy Camp Brings Books And Animals To City Heights Kids

Aug. 10
By Katie Schoolov

City Heights children met some new furry and scaly friends at the Weingart Library Friday, in a program designed to keep kids interested in reading during summer vacation.

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State Allocates Half A Million Dollars To Monitor Air Quality In San Ysidro

Aug. 3
By City News Service, Katie Schoolov

Sen. Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, Friday addressed the California Air Resources Board's recent $492,000 donation to Casa Familiar to continue air quality monitoring in San Ysidro.

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Harbor Drive Closed As Comic-Con Begins

July 18
By Katie Schoolov

Harbor Drive is closed to all cars, bikes, scooters and skateboards as 200,000 people are expected to descend upon San Diego for Comic-Con.

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Military Kids Comforted By Rescued Horses In Ramona

June 27
By Katie Schoolov

A group of Hancock Elementary School kids got a special treat at summer camp this year: they spent the day with rescued horses at Blue Apple Ranch in Ramona.

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Graduation Day For Homeless Preschoolers In San Diego

June 20
By Katie Schoolov

About two dozen four- and five-year-olds graduated Wednesday from the Therapeutic Childcare Center at Father Joe's Villages. The majority of the children are homeless.

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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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