California primary election night

On primary election night 2018, I was sent to the joint candidate party for two progressives running for sheriff and district attorney. Much of the two stories about the races were pre-written, but the Sacramento Bee needed reactions from the candidates and their supporters. I interviewed both candidates several times…

Bernie Sanders campaign rally

When presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announced he would hold a rally in Davis ahead of the California primary in 2016, I jumped at the opportunity to cover it for my local newspaper, The Davis Enterprise. I got a media credential and spent several hours before, during and after Sanders’ speech…

Affordable Care Act repeal effort

It was all hands on deck at Kaiser Health News when the Senate released its proposed repeal-and-replace-Obamacare bill in summer 2017, and I was sent into midtown Sacramento to do some shoe-leather reporting. Braving a triple-digit heat wave, I interviewed dozens of Sacramento residents about their pre-existing conditions, health care…

Anthony Kennedy retirement

When the world learned of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, the Sacramento Bee jumped into action. Kennedy is a Sacramento native, and our Capitol Bureau went into overdrive producing stories about the impact his departure would have on state and national politics. I did my part by quickly compiling…