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Narda Zacchino is a senior editor for Reveal. She was deputy editor of the San Francisco Chronicle after a long career at the Los Angeles Times, where she was a reporter, government and politics editor; Sacramento bureau chief; Orange County Edition editor; and associate editor/vice president overseeing a staff of 350 journalists. She was a four-time Pulitzer Prize judge, member of the American Society of News Editors and chair of its diversity committee, and co-founder of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. She co-authored with Mary Tillman "Boots on The Ground by Dusk: Searching for Answers in the Death of Pat Tillman" (2008/2010) and "California Comeback: How a 'Failed State' Became a Model for the Nation" (2014/2016), which California historian Kevin Starr called "a fast-moving and informed tour de force of contemporary history." She co-founded a small book publishing company and has edited more than a dozen nonfiction books. Zacchino is a consulting editor at Heyday Books, senior fellow at the USC Annenberg Center for Communication Leadership and Policy, and advisory board member of the International Women's Media Foundation. She is based in Reveal’s Emeryville, California, office.

Articles

Kids on the Line

In harm’s way

The federal government is quietly expanding its use of “tender age” shelters for migrant kids. We’ll tell you what we know.

Jul 20, 2019