Jazmine Ulloa is joining The Times’ Sacramento bureau to cover the Legislature and state government, Assistant Managing Editor Christina Bellantoni has announced.
Ulloa, who comes to The Times from the Austin American-Statesman, also will be contributing to coverage of the November election with a focus on ballot measures.
Ulloa will be part of The Times’ Politics Department, which launched in September and has seen its digital audience grow significantly. Its Essential Politics newsletter has garnered nearly 50,000 subscribers.
At the American-Statesman, Ulloa has been covering state and federal courts, criminal justice and cybersecurity. She also has written for the Boston Globe as well as the Texas Monthly and Texas Observer. She previously worked for the San Antonio Express-News and the Brownsville Herald.
She is a native of El Paso and grew up moving back and forth between Texas and California. She attended schools in El Centro, Camp Pendleton and Fallbrook and is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.