Jerry Roberts

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Jerry Roberts is a prize-winning journalist with more than three decades of experience in the news business.

The former Managing Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle and the former Editor and Publisher of the Santa Barbara News-Press, he is co-founder of, which the Washington Post recently judged the state’s best non-partisan web site covering California politics, and the author of “Never Let Them See You Cry,” a biography of Senator Dianne Feinstein.

As a broadcast commentator, he provides political analysis for public radio stations KCRW-FM in Los Angeles and KCLU-FM in Ventura, and for KGO-AM in San Francisco, and also hosts “Real Talk,” a public affairs television program in Santa Barbara. As a journalism teacher, he has lectured at UCSB, Stanford and the University of California at Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, among other colleges.

The recipient of several national awards for ethics, his fight for ethical journalism at the Santa Barbara News-Press is chronicled in the documentary film, “Citizen McCaw.”

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