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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...

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RT @DrakeWBB: Bulldogs win 77-71! With the comeback win they clinch a share of the @ValleyHoops regular season title! #BeBluehttps://t.co/OXRtCKEJ3G
Congrats @DrakeWBB on 37th straight Missouri Valley Conference win with 77-71 victory over Bradley. A hard-fought battle tonight!
Exciting game at Knapp Center tonight. @DrakeWBB up on Bradley Braves byGoyr with :45 seconds left b
This is big news: Tennis icon Venus Williams to headline 2018 Des Moines Register Sports Awards  http://dmreg.co/2HFIjkr 
RT @FoxNews: .@Franklin_Graham: "My father's not dead. He's more alive now than ever. He's in the presence of Almighty God. https://t.co/RVv4mwYKIj
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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.