My name is Holly Pablo and I’m a journalist.
I’ve loved the art of storytelling since I began keeping diaries in grade school. In high school, I was the quiet girl scribbling away in her journal in the corner of class.
Writing became an escape for me. I grew up in Richmond, Calif., a city infamous for one of the highest per-capita homicide rates in the state. While some of my peers chased a lifestyle of crime, I joined the college newspaper. I began documenting these cases and asking questions about the issues in the community.
Since I began reporting more than four years ago, I’ve covered everything from murder and rape trials, protests and sit-ins, earthquake preparedness or lack thereof, wildfire relief efforts and planning on the local government level. I’m naturally news-oriented, but I’m also privy with feature writing.
I’m earning a bachelor’s in journalism December 2012 from San Diego State University. My academic coursework has helped me become book smart. My upbringing has made me street smart. My practical experience on the field has taught me there’s no end to learning.
My goal is to continue reporting stories that are important to the community and to provide context that will help readers make well-informed decisions. I hope to report with a daily print and online publication where I can write and supplement text stories with multiplatform storytelling, while continuing to dabble in new tools and technology.
I am willing to relocate for work.