We’re thrilled to announce that Sara Libby is joining The Chronicle as the politics editor, overseeing coverage from the Bay Area, Sacramento and Washington, D.C.
Libby comes to our newsroom from Voice of San Diego, a nonprofit investigative news outlet, where she has been managing editor. A graduate of the USC Annenberg School of Journalism, she had previously served as an editor at Politico, TPM and the Los Angeles Daily Journal. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Slate, CityLab, the Los Angeles Times and elsewhere.
In her new position, Libby will oversee a range of coverage critical to our readers, covering elections and policy debates on the local, state and national levels; holding public officials accountable; and explaining what the country’s biggest political battles — over civil rights, housing, water, education and climate change, among other issues — mean for Bay Area residents every day.
The Chronicle’s political team has broken some of the biggest stories in recent memory, including Gov. Gavin Newsom’s ill-fated trip to the French Laundry in the Napa Valley amid the pandemic. It produces voter guides and investigates waste and fraud. Senior political writer Joe Garofoli hosts the “It’s All Political” podcast, and his columns are a must-read for those who care about power and influence in California.
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