Meet your CALmatters Human Resources Department

These CALmatters journalists researched and produced this California 2018  voter guide:

Chief campaign reporter/writer: Ben Christopher

Web developer: John Osborn D’Agostino

Video journalist: Byrhonda Lyons

Political analyst/writer: Laurel Rosenhall

Web producer: Elizabeth Castillo

Additional reporting: Judy Lin, Samantha Young, Robbie Short

Contributions by the entire CALmatters staff


About CALmatters

CALmatters is a nonpartisan, nonprofit journalism venture committed to explaining how California’s state Capitol works and why it matters.

Environmental regulation, education, health care, criminal justice, economic inequality – the debates on these issues and others have a profound impact on the lives of 38 million Californians and beyond. Yet, mirroring trends across the country, there has been a significant decline in the number of journalists covering the Capitol in Sacramento. This has meant fewer eyes on decision makers, and a public that feels disconnected from its state government.

Our team of experienced journalists, with the time and resources to dig deep, is committed to meaningfully informing Californians about the players, politics, and interests that shape the issues that affect their lives. To ensure we reach many Californians, we work with more than 130 media partners throughout the state that have long, deep relationships with their local audiences.

CALmatters is based in Sacramento, CA.