Video Journalist, KPBS
Katie Schoolov is a video journalist for KPBS, the PBS and NPR affiliate in San Diego, California. She shoots and edits in-depth features for television, radio, and the web, reporting stories on her own 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 previously worked as a print and video journalist for a daily newspaper in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she primarily covered ongoing election violence in Zimbabwe and the resulting emigration. She also interned for the Associated Press, producing internationally circulated videos and writing articles, including one from the White House press room.
Katie has been nominated for an Emmy, and 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, where she also rowed for the Northwestern Crew Team.
She is passionate about public media, diving, snowboarding, and traveling the world – including in her own back yard, telling visual stories from Mexico as often as possible.