Katie Campbell

Video Journalist

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Katie Campbell is a video journalist at ProPublica.

Campbell is an Emmy Award and Edward R. Murrow award-winning filmmaker and journalist. Prior to joining ProPublica, she oversaw video for EarthFix, a public-media environmental reporting partnership, and served as a special correspondent for the national PBS NewsHour.

Her reporting on sea star wasting disease won the 2015 international Kavli Science Journalism Gold Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Her documentary Poaching of Puget Sound won a Northwest Emmy for revealing how lax regulations on the shellfish industry spawned a multimillion-dollar black market. In 2016, her work on the illegal exportation of U.S. electronic waste to Hong Kong was a finalist for the 2016 Online Journalism Award for explanatory reporting. She also lead the multimedia reporting team that won a 2017 Edward R. Murrow award for excellence in innovation for a digital documentary about the military’s environmental legacy in the Pacific Northwest.

Campbell began her career as a reporter at newspapers in Minnesota and Florida. She holds a master’s degree in narrative journalism from the University of Oregon and worked as a multimedia journalism professor at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication.

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How “Levee Wars” Are Making Floods Worse

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Treated Like Trash

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Broken Hearts

ProPublica and the Houston Chronicle investigate troubles at Baylor St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston, where an illustrious heart program has recently had some of the worst outcomes in the country.

Treating a Common Children’s Ailment Isn’t Cheap

When Aviva Williams’ daughter got pinworms, her doctor prescribed albendazole, a prescription treatment that has been around for decades. Williams thought little of it, until she checked the price: $724 for a four-tablet treatment.

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