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Video Managing Editor, KCTS9/EarthFix

Katie Campbell

Katie Campbell is the managing editor for video and a producer at KCTS 9, the public television station in Seattle, Washington, as part of EarthFix, an environmental journalism collaboration led by Oregon Public Broadcasting in partnership with six other public media stations in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.

Her journalism experience runs the gamut from newspaper writing and editing to photojournalism, documentary filmmaking and multimedia projects. Prior to joining EarthFix, Katie was an instructor at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. She also worked as an enterprise reporter at daily newspapers in Minnesota and Florida.

Katie completed her degree in journalism at St. Catherine’s University, and holds a master's degree in narrative journalism from UO.

Katie grew up on a flower farm in southern Minnesota.

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Recent Articles

Environment | Science | Fish & Wildlife | News | local | Animals | Battle Ready

More Than A Lark: The Military’s Surprising Role In Protecting Endangered Species

KCTS9/EarthFix | Dec. 1, 2016 noon | Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington

Military bases are some of the most violent places around. Some are also keepers of rare habitat for imperiled species. From our series Battle Ready: The Military’s Environmental Legacy In The Northwest.

Communities | Environment | Forestry | Fish & Wildlife | Science | Air | Land use | Health | Land | News | local | History | Water

Battle Ready

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 1, 2016 noon

The secret history of the U.S. military’s environmental legacy in the Northwest.

Oregon Field Guide

Outdoor Preschool

OPB | Nov. 10, 2016 8:30 p.m.

Forest kindergartens are schools without buildings.

Pacific Ocean | Environment | Land | Fish & Wildlife

Scientists Try Trapping To Halt Puget Sound's European Crab Invasion

KCTS9/EarthFix | Sept. 26, 2016 6:45 a.m. | Friday Harbor, Washington

The detection of Puget Sound's first  invasive green crab prompts scientists to mount a counter attack. Now a second crab has been discovered about 30 miles away in Padilla Bay.

Teachers | Environment | Education | Parents

Outdoor Schools Open Up New, Affordable Adventures In Learning

KCTS9/EarthFix | Sept. 20, 2016 5:30 p.m. | Seattle

The nation’s first forest kindergarten opened on an island in Puget Sound. A new program  is testing whether the outdoor school idea could make early childhood education more accessible and affordable.

Flora and Fauna | Environment | Fish & Wildlife

Puget Sound Has New Climate Refugees. They’re Pelicans.

KCTS9/EarthFix | Aug. 29, 2016 7 a.m. | Anacortes, Washington

Hundreds of American white pelicans have suddenly shown up in Puget Sound after disappearing from more arid places like Eastern Oregon. And that’s set the region’s birders atwitter with questions of what it means.

Environment | The Circuit: Tracking America's Electronic Waste

On The Trail Of America's Dangerous, Dead Electronics

KCTS9/EarthFix | May 9, 2016 12:15 a.m. | Hong Kong

Despite pledges to responsibly recycle old TVs and other unwanted electronics with toxic materials inside, an investigation tracks e-waste from the U.S. to unregulated scrapyards in Hong Kong.

Environment | The Circuit: Tracking America's Electronic Waste

The Hunt For Toxic E-Waste In Hong Kong Scrapyards

KCTS9/EarthFix | May 9, 2016 12:15 a.m. | Hong Kong

A mini-documentary about a Seattle non-profit that deploys hidden GPS trackers to find out if pledges are being kept to process hazardous electronics in the U.S. when American consumers take them to be recycled.

World | Environment | Nation | Sustainability | Technology | local | News

The Circuit: Tracking America's Electronic Waste

OPB | May 5, 2016 10:40 a.m.

Our international undercover investigation reveals what really happens to America's discarded TVs, phones and computers.

Environment | Climate change | Recreation

Fat Bikes Gain Traction As Northwest's Newest Winter Sport

KCTS9/EarthFix | March 16, 2016 9:15 a.m. | Winthrop, Washington

Mountain bikes with fat tires hold promise as a winter recreation option as climate change brings on winters that sometimes lack snow for skiers and snowboarders.

Flora and Fauna | Environment | Pacific Ocean | Fish & Wildlife

Warm Waters Linked To Sea Star Wasting

KCTS9/EarthFix | Feb. 16, 2016 4:45 p.m. | Seattle

Scientists have suspected that warmer waters played a role in the mass die-offs of West Coast starfish. Now they have evidence that it does.


Explainer Video: How Firefighters Combat Wildfires

KCTS9/EarthFix | Sept. 2, 2015 midnight | Seattle

More than 43,000 wildfires have burned about 8.2 million acres across the country this year -- and there’s another month of the typical fire season to come.

Environment | Fish & Wildlife

Starfish Are Still Disappearing From Northwest Waters

KCTS9/EarthFix | June 17, 2015 5 p.m. | Seattle

Two years after Puget Sound divers noticed that starfish were disappearing, scientists have isolated the cause. But the creatures continue to die.

Flora and Fauna | Environment | Health | Food | Fish & Wildlife | Wildlife Detectives: A Special Report

Go Undercover With Northwest Shellfish Detectives

KCTS9/EarthFix | May 26, 2015 7:30 p.m. | OLYMPIA, Wash.

Poachers are illegally harvesting and selling Puget Sound shellfish in back-alley deals. Detectives are on the case, trying to protect natural resources and public health.

Flora and Fauna | Environment | News | Fish & Wildlife | Wildlife Detectives: A Special Report

Demand For Super-Sized Clams Keeps Poachers & Cops Busy

KCTS9/EarthFix | May 22, 2015 4:15 p.m.

Big money and human health are at stake when it comes to Puget Sound's most lucrative clams and the people charged with protecting them.

Communities | Sustainability | Environment | Food | Energy

What A Waste: A Special Report

EarthFix | April 16, 2015 3:40 p.m.

Why We Have To Stop Throwing Food Away


Can Northwest Forests Be Protected From Future Mega-Fires?

EarthFix | Feb. 3, 2015 12:30 a.m. | WINTHROP, Washington

The Carlton Complex wildfire burned more acres in Okanogan County than any other fire in Washington state history. Ecologists are trying to make forests more resilient now to help prevent these large-scale fires.

Communities | Environment

3 Ways Northwest Companies Are Turning Food Waste Into Energy

EarthFix | Nov. 19, 2014 1 a.m.

A pile of food waste can make rich compost for the garden. But some Northwest companies are going beyond composting and turning it into energy to power homes, race cars and city buses. Part three in [our series: What A Waste.]( "")

Flora and Fauna | Environment

Scientists Solve Mystery Of West Coast Starfish Die-Off

EarthFix | Nov. 17, 2014 noon

After months of research, scientists have identified the pathogen at the heart of the starfish wasting disease that’s been killing starfish by the millions along the Pacific shores of North America.