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 cover education and housing for the San Francisco Examiner. You might better know my work from my two and a half years at SF Weekly, where I tackled several topics for print and online. I often covered City Hall, housing, and street safety, but 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 Forum as an intern shifted my focus to local news. Before joining SF Weekly, I also covered education in southern Minnesota for Faribault Daily News and Northfield News.

I recently completed a long-term project as a USC Annenberg Center For Health Journalism’s 2019 Data Fellow on health access program Healthy SF tested by the pandemic. I’m also secretary for SPJ NorCal‘s board — talk to me about news education efforts!