A Chat With Viviana Becerra, COS to Attorney General Rob Bonta

CAPITOL WEEKLY PODCAST: Viviana Becerra was one of the new names this year on Capitol Weekly’s annual Top 100 List. As Chief of Staff to California Attorney General Rob Bonta, she oversees the Office of Communications, Office of Native American Affairs, Office of External Affairs, Community Awareness, Response, and Engagement Team, and the Office of Legislative Affairs. While Becerra may be new to the list, she is already a capitol veteran, despite the fact that she has yet to hit 40.

She sat down with hosts Rich Ehisen and Tim Foster to talk about her journey to the AG’s office and what it’s like to to work for a high energy pol like Attorney General Bonta.

And, as always, we tell you who had The Worst Week in CA Politics.


1:42 Who is Viviana Becerra?

5:42 Capitol Fellows

7:23 “…and I see a lobbyist…”

9:28 Life of a 23 year old lobbyist

12:42 Back into the building

15:45 The move to Chief of Staff

18:50 Now: COS to the Attorney General

24:00 What is the biggest challenge?

27:10 Behind the scenes with AG Rob Bonta

29:47 WWCA

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