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.
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.
April 9, 2021
About half of Sacramento City Unified School District students chose to go back to class in April. But the decision to stay in distance learning varies widely by race and grade level — with Asian-American students most likely to stay online.
March 30, 2021
People leaned heavily into their faith communities over the past year to help them through the COVID-19 crisis and explain the turmoil. National polling suggests that experience may be widespread.
February 25, 2021
Students who are learning English, nearly one-fifth of California’s public school population, are falling behind more than their peers during the pandemic, recent research suggests.
Number Of 'Significantly Disengaged' Kids At Sacramento Public Schools Has Skyrocketed During The Pandemic
February 15, 2021
Before the pandemic closed schools, only a few dozen kids at Sacramento City Unified schools missed three days a week of school or more. Now, that number is almost a thousand.
January 14, 2021
In light of gorillas at the San Diego Zoo testing positive for COVID-19, Sacramento zookeepers say they haven’t had to deal with a case. When it comes to safety, rules that apply to humans, mostly apply to animals, they say.
Stay-At-Home Orders Extended In San Joaquin Valley, Southern California As COVID-19 Cases 'Stretch' Hospitals
December 29, 2020
Regional stay at home orders have been extended for the San Joaquin Valley and Southern California regions as health facilities statewide have seen a 35.1% increase in ICU admissions over the last two weeks, state health officials said Tuesday.