Pauline Bartolone covers health and welfare for CALmatters, encompassing the health care delivery system, poverty and housing. Previously she was the health care reporter for Capital Public Radio in Sacramento for four years, where she covered the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and other key policy issues. She has been a frequent contributor to National Public Radio and Kaiser Health News.
Pauline has won three 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. Pauline has also freelanced from throughout Latin America, where her coverage of climate change in the Ecuadorian Andes co-won a 2006 George Polk award in radio. Pauline holds a BA in media and cultural studies from Goddard College and an MJ in new media from the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Journalism.