No. 79 John Myers
When it comes to political reporting, John Myers has it, well, covered. He’s the Sacramento bureau chief for the mighty Los Angeles Times; his byline appears regularly in both the print paper and the website; he does California’s longest-running political podcast (“California Politics Podcast,” which launched in 2006). Before coming to the Times, he was capitol bureau chief for KQED in San Francisco, and he was also a political reporter for Channel 10, the ABC outlet in Sacramento. As if that weren’t enough, Myers moderated the gubernatorial debates in 2010 and 2014. He is a product of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, and earlier graduated from Duke University. Myers is also notable for a refreshing attitude. Although he’s a sophisticated and experienced reporter, he seems to greatly enjoy covering politics and its people. This approach has its rewards – Myers is probably the best-known political reporter in the state.
Updated Aug. 29, 2017