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John Myers led the Los Angeles Times’ coverage of state government as Sacramento bureau chief from 2015 to June 2022. He also wrote a weekly newsletter on California politics and provided regular news analysis.
Melody Gutierrez is an investigative reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Previously, she covered state government and politics for The Times, San Francisco Chronicle and the Sacramento Bee. Gutierrez has written award-winning government accountability stories on wasteful spending, pension spiking, rape kit backlogs and failures in the foster care system.
Taryn Luna covers Gov. Gavin Newsom and California politics in Sacramento for the Los Angeles Times.
Phil Willon is an assistant editor based in the Sacramento bureau of the Los Angeles Times and guides coverage of California politics and assists with state capital coverage.
Deborah Brennan covers politics and county government for The San Diego Union-Tribune, where she has also reported on education and environment. She has previously written for the North County Times, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily News and other Southern California newspapers. She earned a master’s in journalism from U.C. Berkeley, and speaks French and Spanish.