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Katie Campbell / KCTS9

Job Title

Multimedia journalist based in Seattle, WA at KCTS 9

Alternative Job Title

That Dam Journalist


Katie Campbell is a multimedia journalist at KCTS 9, the public television station in Seattle. Her journalism experience runs the gamut from newspaper writing and editing to photojournalism, documentary filmmaking and multimedia projects. Katie grew up on a flower farm in southern Minnesota. After completing her undergraduate degree in journalism at St. Catherine’s University, she worked as an enterprise reporter at daily newspapers in Minnesota and Florida. She holds a master’s degree in narrative journalism from the University of Oregon. Prior to joining EarthFix, Katie was an instructor at the UO School of Journalism and Communication.

What I cover

Urban environmental issues. Sustainability. Environmental justice. And every dam story I can get my hands on.

Story from the field

Five minutes into a 45-minute aerial tour of the Elwha River watershed, I uh... lost my lunch all over myself, my camera gear and the airplane window. Without giving it a second thought, I wiped off the window and the viewfinder and kept shooting.


Leaf blowers.

# Likes

Rakes and brooms.


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Recent Articles:

3 Ways Northwest Companies Are Turning Food Waste Into Energy

Nov. 19, 2014

Scientists Solve Mystery Of West Coast Starfish Die-Off

Nov. 17, 2014

Salmon Cannon Hits The Comedy Big-Time

Nov. 10, 2014

Is Alaska Safe For Sea Stars?

Oct. 8, 2014

We Are All To Blame For The Oso Slide

Sept. 30, 2014

Dying Starfish Could Get Help From Congress

Sept. 18, 2014

Underwater Video: Starfish Die-offs Hit Hood Canal

June 17, 2014

Scientists Close In On What’s Killing Sea Stars

June 15, 2014

'They Have To Go': The Environmental And Health Costs Of Portable Classrooms

May 7, 2014

Wash. Puts Release Of Hatchery Steelhead On Hold

April 2, 2014

An Undammed River's Sediment Brings New Life Downstream

March 11, 2014

Is Fukushima Radiation Causing Pacific Starfish Die-offs?

Feb. 18, 2014

Citizen Scientists Asked To Help Search For #SickStarfish

Jan. 30, 2014

Northwest Starfish Experiments Give Scientists Clues To Mysterious Mass Die-offs

Jan. 30, 2014

New Study Compares Your Carbon Footprint To Your Neighbors’

Jan. 16, 2014

Report: Bellingham Bay A Hostile Place For Small Marine Creatures

Jan. 8, 2014

Chinese Documents: Tainted Geoduck Shipments Came From SeaTac And Ketchikan

Dec. 17, 2013

China Imposes First-Ever West Coast Shellfish Ban

Dec. 12, 2013

Watch Underwater Video Of Sea Stars Dying Off West Seattle

Nov. 26, 2013

Hungry For Climate Change Action

Nov. 20, 2013

New ‘Vanishing Ice’ Exhibit Reveals A Changing Climate Through The Art of the Arctic

Nov. 1, 2013

Seattle Children Demand Climate Justice

Oct. 17, 2013

Can Ducks Actually Play Football?

Oct. 10, 2013

Washington Supreme Court Rules For Tribe In Skagit Case

Oct. 3, 2013

Season Of Smoke: Changing Climate Leads To Bigger, Smokier Wildfires

Oct. 1, 2013

Toxic Algal Blooms And Warming Waters: The Climate Connection

Sept. 30, 2013

Ocean Observatories Project Collects High Definition Video From The Deep Sea

Sept. 26, 2013

The Problem Of Food Waste And What To Do About It At Home

Sept. 19, 2013

Seattle Garden Project Sheds Light On The Decline of Bumblebees

Sept. 13, 2013

New Film About Mountaineering Legend Lou Whittaker Screens in Seattle Next Week

Sept. 12, 2013

Bug Appétit: Seattle Chef Advocates Edible Insects As Sustainable Protein

Aug. 27, 2013

A Challenging Tribal Canoe Journey Strengthens Culture

Aug. 12, 2013

Washington Indian Tribe Formally Opposes Coal Export Terminal

Aug. 2, 2013

Scientists Embark On West Coast Ocean Acidification Mission

July 25, 2013

The COAL Documentary Script

June 18, 2013

Seattle's Bullitt Center: Ready To Debut As World's Greenest Office Building

April 18, 2013

What’s In The Water Under The Ballard Rail Bridge?

March 28, 2013

Tribal Fisherman Sees Coal Threat Looming

March 5, 2013

Columbia River Pilot Sees No Extra Risks With Coal

March 4, 2013

Ranching in Coal Country

Feb. 7, 2013

Washington Labor Leader Counts Jobs As Coal's Big Benefit

Jan. 30, 2013

Seal Sitters Ask Beach-Goers To Share The Shore

Jan. 9, 2013

'Plastics Unwrapped' Exhibit Opens at Seattle's Burke Museum

Dec. 21, 2012

The Gift of an Energy-Efficiency Home Makeover

Dec. 17, 2012

Coral Reefs and Shellfish Battle Acidifying Oceans

Dec. 6, 2012

Coal Exports Fire Up A NW Washington Crowd

Nov. 29, 2012

Acidifying Water Takes Toll On Northwest Shellfish

Nov. 27, 2012

Northwest's State-Of-The-Art Treatment Plant Reaches Milestone

Nov. 16, 2012

Greening Up A Neighborhood With A Restroom Makeover

Nov. 16, 2012

Harvesting The Urban Fruit Forest

Oct. 22, 2012

How We Got Into Such A Mess With Stormwater

Oct. 17, 2012

A Drone's Eye View of the Elwha River

Oct. 5, 2012

A Seattle First: Parks With Sustainable Urban Forests

Sept. 21, 2012

Seattlites Learn What Will Grow in the Nation's First Rooftop Community Garden

Aug. 30, 2012

What Wyoming Coal Means For The Northwest - The View From Coal Country

Aug. 22, 2012

Quileute Tribe Fights to Regain Precious Land in a Changing Climate

Aug. 14, 2012

The Northwest’s Salmon People Face a Future Without Fish

Aug. 9, 2012

Clean Water Act's Anti-Pollution Goals Prove Elusive

July 18, 2012

‘Documerica’ Illustrates the EPA’s Progress

June 26, 2012

Fighting Lunchroom Waste? Call in the Green Team

June 11, 2012

Counting Carbon And Dollars When Choosing A Hot Water Heater

May 25, 2012

Crushed Toilets Pave The Way In Bellingham

March 14, 2012

The Case Of The Stolen Geoducks

Feb. 29, 2012

4 Takeaways From Seattle's Composting Experience

Feb. 9, 2012

Salmon Go To School

Jan. 30, 2012

Empire of Dirt Gives Way to the Return of the Salmon

Jan. 23, 2012

How Does An Industrial Rain Garden Grow?

Jan. 3, 2012

King Tides Offer a Chance to See a Climate-Changed Future

Dec. 23, 2011

Where There's Smoke, There's Sickness: Woodsmoke a Big NW Pollution Source

Dec. 16, 2011

EarthFix: Undamming the Elwha

Dec. 1, 2011

For the Love of Bugs: Educators Make Insects Their Cause

Nov. 22, 2011

Now That It's Cold Outside -- What's Your Experience With Wood Stoves?

Nov. 18, 2011

What Rainy Cities Can Teach (And Learn) About Stormwater

Nov. 16, 2011

Showing Coho the Upper Elwha River

Nov. 7, 2011

Elwha Dam Removal Breaks For Fish Migration

Nov. 2, 2011

Fix Your Coordinates: Where To Go To Witness Elwha Dam Removal

Nov. 2, 2011

Stormwater: Seattle's One-Man Enviro-Performance

Oct. 26, 2011

A step toward greener stormwater rules in Washington

Oct. 19, 2011

New Report Calls For Overhaul of 'Crumbling Water Infrastructure'

Oct. 4, 2011

Rainwater Industry Goes Beyond the Barrel in Portland

Sept. 29, 2011

All Eyes on the Elwha as Dam Removal Begins

Sept. 18, 2011

Neighbors Fight Stormwater Pollution by Building Rain Gardens

Sept. 1, 2011

New Center Tests Sustainable Stormwater Methods

Sept. 1, 2011

Series: Undamming the Elwha

Aug. 19, 2011

A Tribe Opts For Hatcheries to Bring Fish to the Elwha

Aug. 17, 2011

Scientists Measure What Dams Have Done to the Elwha

Aug. 15, 2011

Fix Your Coordinates: Explore the Elwha

Aug. 15, 2011

The Case of Lake Washington's Missing Sockeye

Aug. 3, 2011

Tribal Canoe Journey and Science Connect in Salish Sea

July 25, 2011

State-of-the-Art Wastewater Plant to Open In Washington

July 18, 2011

I like the way you walk it. Dog Doogity.

July 11, 2011

Washington State Honors Achievements In Wastewater Treatment

July 8, 2011