Camille von Kaenel

Camille is an environmental reporter who, for three years, has covered climate change policy for E&E News in Washington, D.C. Her writing has also appeared in Fast Company, Atlas Obscura, The Alpinist, among others. Born in Switzerland and raised in California, she has a bachelor’s in international relations from the University of Geneva and a master’s in journalism from Columbia University in New York. Wildfire recovery in Northern California Camille works with both of these news organizations to cover wildfires in Mendocino and Butte counties. During the summer of 2018, Mendocino County saw the state’s largest wildfire in its history. This after still recovering from the major wildfire in October of 2017. Not six months later, Butte County beat the record. The Camp Fire killed 86 people, destroyed 15,000 structures and displaced thousands. Camille tracks the wildfire recovery processes, reports on the ongoing legislation in Sacramento and digs into the science of how the drought, climate change and more are affecting this problem. Camille produces a mix of local human-interest features on the people recovering, science stories on what is happening and policy stories on the state’s prevention plans including new technology to fight in the future.

The Chico Enterprise-Record and The Ukiah Daily Journal

The Northern California Community Newspapers center around local journalism in the sometimes overlooked north of the state. It is a cohort of 17 small daily or weekly newspapers, including the The Chico Enterprise-Record and The Ukiah Daily Journal. The Enterprise-Record was founded in 1853 with the mission to serve and inform the local Butte community with local news, arts and sports updates. The Ukiah Daily Journal was founded in 1860 as the Dispatch Democrat, also with a mission to serve its community with county and city news.