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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.
As Sacramento Stores and Restaurants Reopen, Owners Say Changes While Closed Will Forever Impact Business
May 22, 2020
Retailers and food vendors pivoted their usual way of things during the two-month shutdown. Many will stay with them after they open their doors again.
January 24, 2020
Nearly 250 people filled the auditorium at Rosa Parks K-8 school in December to celebrate and share CapRadio's “Making Meadowview” podcast, which profiled community leaders tackling big neighborhood problems in South Sacramento.
December 17, 2019
Six people were charged in federal court Tuesday with filing false claims with the Federal Emergency Management Agency following the 2018 Camp Fire. One of those charged appeared in several news outlets about Camp Fire recovery, including CapRadio.
October 10, 2019
After the fatal police shooting of Stephon Clark, Sacramento’s attention focused on his neighborhood of Meadowview. But residents say their community is misunderstood — that it’s not a hotbed for crime, but a haven of cultural diversity and hope.
June 21, 2019
Sacramento City Unified School District board members passed a budget plan for next year Thursday night, but the district still has major financial obstacles ahead of it.
June 11, 2019
On Tuesday the city of Sacramento renamed Richfield Park after Burton, the famous actor and reading advocate who once lived in the Meadowview neighborhood.
May 9, 2019
The Porter family lost their homes in the Camp Fire in November 2018, and they’ve struggled to find permanent housing since. They’re not the only ones.
April 25, 2019
A year and a half after the Tubbs Fire, some families are starting to run out of insurance money before they've found permanent housing. It's an experience that's could repeat for victims of last year's fires, as well.
April 11, 2019
They strike was held to pressure the city school district to fully implement a deal they made back in 2017, labor leaders say. The district says any savings from an employee health plan change to help close its $35 million spending gap.
March 21, 2019
For the next The View From Here podcast, Capital Public Radio is spending a year looking at the complex history that led up to the Meadowview neighborhood's modern day image, and talking to leaders who are remaking it for the next generation.