98. Amy Chance
It’s been a tough year at The Sacramento Bee — I know, we said that last year too — but the Bee’s Capitol bureau with political editor Amy Chance stays deep in the game, covering state politics with the same aggression and energy that it showed for decades. There is a crop of young reporters and ever-changing bylines, but Chance and bureau chief Dan Smith hire first-rate young newsies and keep the pressure on. Somehow, the Capitol bureau seemed to emerge unscathed from the round of layoffs that rocked the paper. Coverage by the Bee, as the principal newspaper in the capital, influences politics and policy as it keeps an eye on the day-to-day operations of the government. Meanwhile, the Bee — L.A. Times competition is fierce in Sacramento.
Updated Aug. 15, 2o18