No. 71 John Myers
We figure the Sacramento bureau chief of the L.A. Times — notice we didn’t call it the El Segundo Times — needs to be on this list, and John Myers makes that a very easy call. Myers is comfortable with radio, television, print and online, and that’s a big plus in a world where terse word bursts fill the landscape. He’s fast on stories that offer depth — no easy feat — and the bureau still provides big stories with detail. Perhaps the biggest story recently was the Times’ publication of a letter signed by more than 140 women that described rampant sexual misconduct in the Capitol, a story that was quickly chased and matched by others covering the #MeToo movement. Before coming to the Times, Myers was Capitol bureau chief for KQED in San Francisco and served a stint as a political reporter for Channel 10, the ABC outlet in Sacramento. He is a product of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, and earlier graduated from Duke University.
Updated Aug. 15, 2018