Pauline’s been a journalist for two decades, covering health care, education and the many disparities that exist in California.
For CapRadio, Pauline produced the podcast “Making Meadowview,” a series of stories about how people in one South Sacramento neighborhood overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
Pauline was CapRadio’s health care reporter for four years, a founding reporter for CalMatters and a staff journalist at Kaiser Health News. Her work has aired frequently on NPR, and her byline has appeared in many national and California-based outlets, such as WashingtonPost.com, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, Daily Beast, CNN.com and Scientific American.
But Pauline’s true passion is long-form radio. She’s won 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 is getting crafty, practicing the Brazilian martial art of capoeira and chasing around her young daughter.
Pauline has a master's degree in journalism from UC Berkeley.
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.
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.
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.