John Myers

John Myers joined the Los Angeles Times as Sacramento bureau chief in 2015 after more than two decades in radio and television news, much of that as an award-winning reporter covering statehouse policy and politics. During a decade of work for San Francisco's NPR affiliate, his unique online projects included everything from one of Sacramento's original politics blogs to California’s first politics podcast. He also served as the moderator of gubernatorial debates in 2014 and 2010. Often cited by state and national news organizations as one of Sacramento's top journalists, he's a graduate of Duke University and the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Column
Big business’ political muscle in Sacramento is tested by new Democratic mega-majority

If the state Capitol had a hall of fame for playing defense against new laws, its largest shrine would be to the California Chamber of Commerce and its two-decade streak of killing bills big businesses don’t like. The new mega-majority of Democrats will be a major test of that power.

  • Newsletter
Essential Politics: It's not legality but legitimacy that's being debated over Newsom's halt to death penalty

Gov. Gavin Newsom sparked a firestorm of debate with his decision to impose a moratorium on California's death penalty.