News and Features Editor
Pauline’s been a journalist for more than 15 years, during which she was Capital Public Radio’s healthcare reporter from 2011-2015. Her work has aired frequently on National Public Radio, and her byline has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The Daily Beast, CNN.com, Washingtonpost.com, and Scientific American.
Pauline’s been awarded multiple regional Edward R. Murrow awards, national recognition from the Society of Professional Journalists and a first-place prize from the Association of Health Care Journalists.
For the better part of a decade, Pauline freelanced from Latin America. Her reporting on melting glaciers in the Ecuadorian Andes was part of a George Polk award-winning radio series in 2006.
When she’s not producing stories, Pauline’s getting crafty; glass mosaics, knitting and soap-making are just a few obsessions. And she loves learning the Brazilian martial art of capoeira.
Pauline has a master's degree in journalism from the University of California at Berkeley.
January 13, 2022
From businesses to schools to hospitals, Sacramento area community members are dealing with widespread absences and low morale as COVID-19 cases reach their highest peak so far during the pandemic.
'We missed the truth': California parks reinterprets John Sutter’s Fort in Sacramento to include Indigenous experiences
December 23, 2021
The colonial-era fort in downtown Sacramento, where thousands of school-children learn about California history, is being reinterpreted to reflect Sutter’s murderous and exploitative treatment of Native Americans.
October 28, 2021
Rumors have circulated for decades that the California State Library is a center for paranormal activity. So librarians set out to document the history behind the building’s 'spooky' reputation.
October 8, 2021
Over 90% of respondents in a new CapRadio/Valley Vision survey of the Sacramento metropolitan area said they value the preservation of open space for wild animals and plants.
October 1, 2021
More and more California school districts are performing COVID-19 testing on school campuses to keep kids safe and classrooms open.
September 24, 2021
If your city leaders asked you how to spend millions of tax dollars, what would you suggest? Some cities in California have been experimenting with a participatory budget process. Hear how it works and why it seems to be gaining momentum.
September 13, 2021
Roughly 1,600 students at Sacramento City Unified schools have chosen to continue learning at home through the pandemic. But most of the kids remain without teacher assignments, and parents say the district has left many questions unanswered.
August 27, 2021
Sacramento County Health Officer Dr. Olivia Kasirye said patients may need to be moved to other counties.
May 10, 2021
In a recent Valley Vision and CapRadio survey, 70% of parents said they were concerned about their kids falling behind academically during the pandemic. More than 40% were “extremely” or “very” concerned.
April 19, 2021
While many small business owners around the country have closed during the pandemic, these Sacramento entrepreneurs have stayed afloat thanks to some grit, ingenuity and community support. Here’s how they did it.