California Policy Summit 2018
Lauren Gustus was named West Editor for McClatchy in February 2018. In her role she oversees news strategy for the media company’s 10 properties in Washington, Idaho and California. McClatchy’s five California news organizations are the Sacramento Bee, The Modesto Bee, The Fresno Bee, The San Luis Obispo Tribune and the Merced Sun-Star. Lauren brings a foundation built over 15 years in journalism to McClatchy. Prior to joining the company, she served as the Executive Editor of the Coloradoan, where she worked to make new law with respect to digital access of public records. Lauren was at the Reno Gazette-Journal prior to working in Colorado. In Reno, she became the paper’s first female sports editor. She is a graduate of Pepperdine University, a mom to two young boys – Sam and Leo, ages 5 and 2 years – and enjoys skiing and hiking with her family on weekends.