Capitol Weekly podcast: Dave Lesher

Dave Lesher of CALmatters. (Photo: Tim Foster, Capitol Weekly)

Longtime California political journalist Dave Lesher stopped by Capitol Weekly’s office to talk about his latest gig: Editor and CEO of CALmatters, an ambitious, nonprofit news startup that has quickly assembled one of the largest political news bureaus in the state. Lesher, a former Los Angeles Times reporter in Sacramento and the former director of government affairs for the Public Policy Institute of California, chatted about CALmatters and the status of political media in 2017, among other topics.

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