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.
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.
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.