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

Businesses, governments scaling back on drug testing

sign saying houses are sold out
Nam Y. Huh / APPolitics

Home buying costs could soar if the US defaults

Groceries on the stove .
Allison Dinner / APLife

What happens to SNAP benefits if debt ceiling agreement isn't reached?

David Suh takes a photo of a woman.
David SuhU.S.

This Asian American photographer helps people see their own beauty

People give each other tattoos.
Natalia RoxasU.S.

The meaning of this Filipino tattoo method is deeper than skin

Unsold 2023 Accord sedans sit outside a Honda dealership
David Zalubowski / APBusiness

Car payments and prices continue to rise post-pandemic

Angie Ostaszewski stands in front of her home.
Scripps NewsU.S.

Why this TikToker says hopeful homeowners should look at Peoria, Ill.

A nurse is shown.
"Nurse Unseen"Science and Health

Filipino nurses died at disproportionate rate during pandemic

An electron microscope image of Group A Streptococcus is shown.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases / APScience and Health

Strep throat is on the rise in the US

A student works on a math assignment
Lea Suzuki / San Francisco Chronicle / APU.S.

Is outdated math setting students up for failure?

People attend a protest near Capitol Hill.
APScience and Health

Gun violence is affecting 88% of Americans' mental health, study finds

Students protest gun violence in schools in front of the Capitol.

Gun violence has become a part of America's culture

A woman sits in a chair while on a video conference
StoryblocksScience and Health

Employees prioritizing mental health with 'Bare Minimum Mondays'

People surround a Nashville school.

Private schools review safety protocols in wake of Nashville shooting

A car drives past a speed limit sign.
Scripps NewsU.S.

Lowering your speed by just 5 mph could make the roads safer

Milaca High School students interact at the school's branch of the First National Bank of Milaca
Scripps NewsLife

A high school bank is teaching students financial literacy

Chicago River being sprayed green.
Scripps NewsLife

St. Patrick's Day tradition: Why Chicago dyes its river green

An oxygen mask sits in a hospital room
 Science and Health

Millions still struggling with long-term COVID symptoms

CHIDitarod sign downtown
Scripps NewsU.S.

'CHIditarod' cart race raises money and awareness for food insecurity

MSCHF's Big Red Boot is shown.

The big red rubber boots aren't just a one-off trend

A person sleeping
 Science and Health

Winter is a great time to get more sleep

A person counts $20 bills
Elise Amendola / APLife

Millennials aren't saving as much compared to Gen X, baby boomers

Tesla company logo
David Zalubowski / APLife

Tesla recalls over 360K 'Full Self-Driving' vehicles over safety

People lay down during a yoga class.
Scripps NewsScience and Health

People are using unusual exercise to shake off trauma

The remnants of a large balloon drift above the Atlantic Ocean.
Chad Fish via APU.S.

Lawmakers react to US shooting down suspected Chinese spy balloon

Scripps NewsLife

Some are getting heated over rising heating bills

Kids play with toys on the ground.
Scripps NewsLife

Through 'Buy Nothing,' 7 million neighbors are offering a free hand

Scripps NewsTech

TikTok helps a Maryland dad's boating app become Apple's #1 app

A family gathers at a memorial outside the Star Ballroom Dance Studio in Monterey Park, California
Ashley Landis / APU.S.

Asian Americans share fears after mass shootings in California

People pay their respects outside Star Ballroom Dance Studio.

Monterey Park area mourns residents killed at Lunar New Year festival