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Kathy Bolten

Des Moines, Iowa
Higher Education Investigative Reporter — Des Moines Register

Higher education reporter @DMRegister, where worked since 1980. @DrakeUniversity grad. Avid bike rider and book reader. Contact: kbolten@dmreg.com

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Reporter at the Des Moines Register since 1980.
Have covered a variety of beats including business, real estate development, city government, K-12 education, higher education and public safety. Was an editor for nearly 12 years overseeing our local news, courts, education and public safety covera...

What was your first job as a journalist?

I was hired as a part-timer at the Des Moines Register and took high school sports scores over the phone.

What's your favorite social network?

Facebook - it lets me connect with the dozens of people with whom I've crossed paths.

Did you work for your high school newspaper? If so, what did you do there?

I worked for the East High School (Des Moines) Scroll and was features editor.