CALmatters Adds Pauline Bartolone, Award-Winning Radio Reporter, to its Team

Pauline Bartolone, an award-winning radio reporter whose stories on health care air nationally, is joining CALmatters, a new public interest journalism venture committed to explaining how California’s state Capitol works and why it matters.

In making the announcement, CALmatters Editor Gregory Favre said, “Pauline has extensive experience explaining public policy through rich storytelling on multiple platforms. She has a strong commitment to the values and integrity of journalism at its finest. Pauline’s talent, skills and ideas will help CALmatters deeply explore and report on policy issues that affect the every-day lives of people throughout California. It’s great to have her on our team.”

Bartolone comes to CALmatters from Capital Public Radio, where she has worked for the last four years, covering important policy issues such as health care and water. Her stories air on public radio stations across California and the nation, through Kaiser Health News and National Public Radio. She also has worked as a freelance journalist in the United States and throughout Latin America.

“The best way to explain the impact of state policies is to tell the stories of people outside the Capitol,” Bartolone said. “I look forward to taking an in-depth look at how policies are made, and how government is fulfilling its promises.”

Bartolone joins Kate Galbraith, formerly of The New York Times and The Texas Tribune, and Laurel Rosenhall, formerly of The Sacramento Bee, in the CALmatters newsroom.

CALmatters is a nonprofit journalism venture that will focus on in-depth, long-form journalism, making story content available in many forms for the web, print, television and radio. The start-up plans to distribute its content through partnerships with existing media organizations and through its own website.

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