August 10, 2015
This week, I talked with Rachel Swan, the Oakland and East Bay reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle. She grew up in Berkeley, has lived her whole life in the East Bay, and worked for the East Bay Express for 10 years. I wanted to know what was different about covering Oakland for the paper on the other side of the Bay. She and I talked about that, about how she does the work of reporting, and about how becoming a parent (her first child was born eight months ago) changed the way she approaches her job.