Narda Zacchino

Senior Fellow

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Narda Zacchino is an author and award-winning journalist who served as a top editor at the Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle. During her 31 years at the Los Angeles Times, she was a reporter, government and politics editor, Sacramento bureau chief, Editor of the Orange County edition, Deputy Managing Editor and Vice President. She was deputy editor of the San Francisco Chronicle from 2001 until 2007, when she left to co-write a book on NFL star/Army Ranger Pat Tillman with his mother, Mary, entitled Boots on the Ground by Dusk.

Zacchino was an editor at the Center for Investigative Reporting before co-founding Time Capsule Press, whose inaugural book, The LA Lakers: 50 Amazing Years in the City of Angels, was published in October 2009. She is an editorial and business consultant at the daily news website Truthdig and is working on a new book about California.

As a senior fellow, Zacchino works on programs exploring the role of media in democracy with a focus on state government financial crises.

Contact Zacchino at narda.zacchino@usc.edu.

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