Ida Who?

I’m a writer and reporter in the San Francisco Bay Area by way of That One Orange County City James Cameron Once Lived In.

I’ve been SF Weekly’s staff writer since late 2017, tackling several topics for print and online. I tend to cover City Hall, housing, and street safety, but have also accumulated coverage on transportation, domestic violence, immigration, and cute animals.

Though foreign correspondence sparked my original interest in journalism, breaking news for the Orange County Register and producing live radio for KQED’s flagship, call-in show Forum as an intern ignited a passion for local news. Before joining SF Weekly, I also covered education in southern Minnesota for Faribault Daily News and Northfield News.

My project of the moment takes me to health insurance, as one of USC Annenberg Center For Health Journalism’s 2019 Data Fellows.