Sacramento Bee adds two to editorial board
The following excerpt announcement was sent out from The Sacramento Bee:
We have hired two distinguished and talented journalists who we expect will make significant contributions to our pages at such an urgent time for Sacramento and California.
Josh Gohlke, who grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from Stanford University, becomes our new deputy opinion editor.
Robin Epley, a Sacramento native who grew up in the Foothill Farms neighborhood and graduated from Chico State University, will join us as an opinion writer.
Gohlke, 46, was most recently the deputy editorial page editor for the San Francisco Chronicle, where he led the opinion coverage of state and national elections, COVID-19 and California’s housing crisis.
In 2017, the California Newspaper Publishers Association awarded Gohlke and a colleague a first-place award for editorial writing. The subject was San Francisco’s affordable housing crisis.
Gohlke is a 25-year newspaper veteran. He served as the deputy editorial page editor for the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Bergen Record in Hackensack, N.J. Before that, Gohlke began his career as an editor and a writer — first at the Kern Valley Sun in Lake Isabella and then at the Merced Sun-Star.
Epley, 31, was most recently the editor of the Fort Bragg Advocate-News and the Mendocino Beacon, providing vital information to North Coast communities during the worst days of the pandemic. To her credit, she was the only full-time staffer for both papers. Epley managed the budgets of both papers, designed and approved the content and layouts of all the news pages — along with reporting the news and taking photographs.
Before her last assignment, Epley was a staff reporter for the Chico Enterprise-Record. While there, Epley was part of a team of journalists who were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of the deadly 2018 Camp Fire.
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