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John Diaz

Liberia 2010
The San Francisco Chronicle

John Diaz has been The San Francisco Chronicle’s editorial page editor since 1996. He has won numerous awards during his tenure and served as a juror for the Pulitzer Prizes in 2001 and 2002. He is a frequent commentator on local and national television news programs. Before joining the opinion pages, Diaz directed the newspaper’s East Bay news coverage. He started at The Chronicle in 1990 as an assistant city editor. After earning a bachelor's degree in journalism from Humboldt State University in 1977, Diaz worked for the Red Bluff Daily News, The Associated Press bureau in Philadelphia and the Washington, D.C., bureau of the Donrey Media Group. In Washington, he covered Congress, the White House and federal agencies. He went to the Denver Post in 1985, where he advanced from reporter to assistant city editor in charge of legal and political coverage before joining The Chronicle.


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