Cat Sandoval

Cat Sandoval

Cat Sandoval

National Correspondent

Cat Sandoval is a Chicago-based national correspondent where she writes, produces, reports and video edits stories that impact our community. From breaking news stories like the Monterey Park Mass Shootings to serious topics like the rise of anti-Asian hate incidents to quirky pieces like environmental advocates who like dress up like mermaids, Cat stories are as diverse as she is. She is a solution-based reporter who focuses on the people and community behind the issues. Before joining Scripps News in 2017, Cat owned a boutique video production company in New York City. She also created and hosted an NBC series called “Take Back,” with the aim of dispelling stereotypes about Asian Americans. Cat is a former New York president of the Asian American Journalists Association and an avid runner.

Recent Work
A man and woman sit down at a table in a park

Psychologist Says There's A Rise In The Number Of Lonely, Single Men

Signs are seen at the entrance of Chalmers Elementary school in Chicago

Enrollment Down At Public Schools Around The Country

A Victim Of Human Trafficking Shares Their Story

A catalytic converter

There's A Rise In Catalytic Converter Thefts Across The U.S.

a shopper pushes his cart past a display of packaged meat in a grocery store in southeast Denver

Grocery Inflation Is Still Increasing

A vehicle suspected of being used in recent homicides of Muslim men

String Of Killings Targeting Muslims Continues In Albuquerque

A parent shops for school supplies

Parents Worry About Increasing Cost Of School Supplies

A motorist fills up the tank on a sedan, July 22, 2022, in Saratoga

Gas Prices Are Starting To Decrease Nationwide

a wedding reception

Inflation Costs For Wedding Guests

A living room in an apartment

Rent Prices Continue To Rise Across The Country

procedure room where doctors perform abortions is prepared ahead of the arrival of patients.

The Complex Task Of Enforcing Exceptions To Some States' Abortion Bans

Chrystul Kizer, right, and her attorney Larisa Benitez-Morgan sit together

WI Supreme Court Defines Legal Immunity For Sex-Trafficked Victims

People visit a memorial to those killed and wounded in a mass shooting in Highland Park, Illinois.

Mass Shootings Are Driving Up Fear Of Public Spaces, Gatherings

A stretcher is seen after a mass shooting at the Highland Park Fourth of July parade

Amid Mass Shooting in Highland Park, Gun Violence in Chicago

A sign asking for fireworks display donations

Small Towns Struggle With Fireworks Costs For Fourth Of July

GMC pick-up trucks lined up

Cars Are Costing Americans More Money

Someone measures their body.

Body Neutrality Could Be A More Accepting Approach To Body Image

Meat in a grocery store

Why Do Americans Consume So Much Meat?

Consumers shopping at a grocery store

Consumers Look To Cut Costs, Make Extra Money As Prices Rise

Mermaids swim in a pool.

Mermaids Aren't Just Entertainers. Many Are Environmental Advocates

Heavy traffic in Chicago

Why Are U.S. Car Crashes On The Rise?

An infant and caretaker

Prenatal Testing Comes With Certain Risks

Doctor examines brain scans

Lack Of AAPI Participants In Alzheimer's Study Concerns Researchers

Students perform the traditional Filipino cultural dance Tinikling

Georgia Tech Students Put A Spotlight On Traditional Philippine Dance

Caroline Dickinson gets help with schoolwork from her father

The Growth Of Homeschooling, Even After The Pandemic

A worker stocks produce

Why Does Our Gut Affect Our Overall Health?

Brain scans

Experts Warn: Medical Bills Could Increase Due To Inflation

Windmills are shown on a farm.

Illinois Wind Farm Draws Mixed Feelings From Local Farmers

Etsy mobile credit card reader

Etsy Sellers On Strike As Company Increases Transaction Fee

In vitro fertilization equipment

The Twin Birthrate Is On The Rise