How to contact the Local News Matters newsroom
News Tips and Pitches: email@example.com
General Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (510) 251-8100
One Kaiser Plaza
Oakland CA 94612
Katherine Ann Rowlands
Katherine Ann Rowlands has worked as a journalist for 30 years, covering news in the Bay Area, Central California and overseas. As a 2017 JSK Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, she focused her research on how to overcome gender disparities in newsrooms, especially in leadership positions, and how to bolster local news coverage in the Bay Area. In 2018, she bought the Bay City News wire service, founded the nonprofit Bay City News Foundation and launched LocalNewsMatters.org. Contact her at email@example.com or (510) 251-8100.
Craig Lazzeretti is a lifelong resident of the Bay Area, where he has also spent his journalism career. He was a longtime daily newspaper editor with Bay Area News Group and was part of the organization’s Pulitzer Prize-winning team for its coverage of the 2016 Ghost Ship warehouse fire.
Dan McMenamin has worked for Bay City News Service since 2008 and has been managing editor since 2014 after previously serving as BCN’s San Francisco bureau reporter. A UC Davis graduate, he came to BCN after working for a newspaper and nonprofit in the Davis area.
Kathleen Kirkwood is a journalist with three decades of reporting and editing experience in the Bay Area. She covered the community and city hall for the Oakland Tribune as a reporter before becoming city editor at the Trib. She was breaking news editor on the 2016 Pulitzer Prize-winning Ghost Ship fire story for the Bay Area News Group. She serves as BCN weekend editor and also writes about environment and science issues.
Kiley Russell is a Bay Area native and has lived most of his life in Oakland. He studied journalism at San Francisco State University, worked for the Associated Press and the former Contra Costa Times, among other outlets. He has covered everything from state legislatures, local governments, federal and state courts, crime, growth and development, political campaigns of various stripes, wildfires and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, (510) 251-8100 or @ KileyRussell1.
Stacey Kennelly Nester
Alice Crane worked as an editor at several East Bay papers, including the Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune and Hayward Review. She also worked as a reporter for United Press International and for Bay City News.
Caroline Crawford has worked as music historian in UC’s Bancroft Library since 1987, documenting the lives of composers and jazz and blues musicians. She has written for Opera magazine and Opera News and played piano with Bread and Roses for many years. You can reach her at email@example.com.
Ugur Dursun is a student journalist at Stanford University, breaking news and curating social media for Bay City News. They are passionate about reporting on homelessness, natural disasters and the environment. You can get in touch with them best via email.
Jeff Shuttleworth, who’s based at the county building in Oakland, covers courts, police, local government and other news in Alameda County. He’s worked for Bay City News Service most of the time since 1982, with brief detours in business news, corporate communications and other work. He’s worked in Oakland most of that time so he knows the area and its key players well.
Dennis Culver has worked as a reporter/overnight editor for Bay City News for the past five years. Prior to working at BCN, Dennis worked as a crime/breaking news reporter and sports editor in Florida for eight years. Dennis graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in journalism.
Janis Mara has worked at the Oakland Tribune, the Marin Independent Journal and Adweek, winning California News Publishers Association and Digital First Media awards for video, investigative work, business coverage and education writing. Her first reporting job was at Bay City News Service, where she was trained by none other than now-owner Katherine Rowlands.
Angela Hill has been a reporter and columnist in the Bay Area for about 20 years, covering breaking news, local government, professional sports teams and more. While mostly based in Oakland, her current focus is on the arts, entertainment and the wide array of cultural events throughout the region. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nuria Marquez Martinez
Nuria is a reporter based in Berkeley,CA. Before coming to Local News Matters and the Bay City News Foundation, she reported on education and community stories in the East Bay for the East Bay Express, East Bay Monthly, and Richmond Confidential. She graduated from UC-Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.