Editorial Staff

Kathleen Richards, Editor-in-Chief
Kathleen is the editor-in-chief of the East Bay Express. Previously, she was managing editor of The Stranger in Seattle and co-editor, managing editor, staff writer, and clubs editor of the Express. She was born and raised in the East Bay.

Bob Gammon, News Editor
Robert is the news editor for the Express and for Oakland and Alameda magazines and The East Bay Monthly. Previously, he served as the Express’ editor in chief, its co-editor, and as an investigative reporter and columnist. He’s been covering the East Bay as a journalist for about 20 years.  

Darwin Bondgraham, Staff Writer
East Oakland
Darwin is an investigative journalist who covers politics, business, real estate, labor, healthcare, housing, and more for the Express. Prior to working as a reporter, Darwin was an academic, earning a PhD in Sociology from the University of California Santa Barbara.

Janelle Bitker, restaurant reviewer and staff writer
Prior to covering food for the East Bay Express, Janelle reviewed restaurants and edited the arts and culture sections for the Sacramento News & Review. Her writing has been recognized by the California Newspaper Publishers Association and Association of Alternative Newsmedia. She grew up in Alameda on a diet of oyster sauce. Follow her on Twitter: @janellebitker.

Azucena Rasilla, Associate Editor
East Oakland
Azucena reports on music, culture, social issues, and her beloved hometown of Oakland. In her spare time, she loves A’s games, concerts, and the occasional Netflix binge. Follow her on Twitter: @Chroniclesofazu.