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John Wilkens

John Wilkens joined The San Diego Union-Tribune as a staff writer in February 1988. He writes profiles and general-interest features and does author interviews for the Books page. He's won numerous local, state and regional awards for news reporting, feature writing and investigative journalism. A graduate of UC Santa Barbara, he worked for the Santa Barbara News-Press for almost nine years before coming to San Diego.
Recovery plan for endangered butterfly takes wing in San Diego

The brightly colored Quino checkerspot, once abundant in Southern California, is nearing extinction.

San Diego bishop opens listening tour to hear local Catholics' views on sex abuse scandal

Monday night, San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy held the first of eight sessions to hear what local Catholics think should be done about sex abuse cases involving priests.

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