No. 83. John Myers
John Myers, the Los Angeles Times bureau chief, is something of an oddity in Sacramento journalism. He isn’t one of the ticket punchers looking to fill a resume for an assignment in Washington. His two-decades-plus of longevity shows in the depth of his coverage: This isn’t his first rodeo or even his first recall. He arrived at the Times after many years in broadcast news, at KQED and ABC10 in Sacramento and he brought his conversational writing style to break down the complexities of government and politics. He was a pioneering political blogger and quick to see the potential of social media while many in the industry tried to wish it away. And he just launched a weekly newsletter for the Times called California Politics. That background makes a powerful combination at the state’s largest newspaper and important online operation. Backed by a talented staff in Sacramento and L.A., Myers and his crew cannot be ignored.
Updated Aug. 25, 2021