spent 14 years covering government and politics for
various newspapers, more than half of that time at the San Francisco Bay
Guardian, before enrolling at UC Berkeley's School of Law in Fall,
2006. After earning a masters in journalism from Columbia University in
1992, she worked for the Philadelphia Inquirer -- moving on to the
Tallahassee Democrat in 1994. Following a brief stint at the Valley
Times, part of the Contra Costa Times chain, she joined the Bay Guardian
in 1996 where she covered City Hall and devoted herself to exposing the
wheeling and dealing of former mayor Willie Brown. She also represented
the Bay Guardian weekly on the SF News hour cable television show. After
Mayor Gavin Newsom was inaugurated in Jan. 2004, she became the editor
of the SFProgressive.com.
From late 2005 until she left to attend law school, she
reported on the state judiciary for the Daily Journal, a newspaper
covering local and state legal affairs. She continued to write
occasionally about local politics for the Fog city journal website and
received her J.D. from Berkeley in Dec., 2009.
Photos by Luke Thomas.