Katie Schoolov is a video journalist for KPBS, the PBS and NPR affiliate in San Diego, California. She shoots and edits in-depth features and spot news for the KPBS Evening Edition nightly newscast, reporting her own stories or looking for visually creative approaches for others. 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 got her st­­­art as a print reporter 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 has freelanced for PBS NewsHour Weekend, and interned for the Associated Press, where she produced internationally circulated videos and wrote A-Wire stories.

Katie won RTDNA Golden Mike Awards in 2015 and 2016, the 2016 San Diego SPJ Sol Price Prize for Responsible Journalism, has been nominated for four Emmy awards, and was a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. She also has multiple first place photography awards from the San Diego chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the San Diego Press Club. 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, and about NPPA - which has shaped her career in incredibly helpful ways and protected her rights as a journalist. When she's not behind a camera (or sometimes she still is), she loves to snowboard, SCUBA dive, go on long runs with her dog, and seek adventure all over the world. She's seen 35 countries so far, but her best stories still come from her own hometown, and just across the border in Mexico.

Production Skills & Specialities

Documentary, Video Production, Video Editing, Backpack Journalism, Spot News, Multimedia Production