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Michael Barba

Senior Investigations Reporter

Michael Barba was a senior reporter covering criminal justice and corruption until 2024. During his time at The Standard, from 2021 to 2024, his investigative reporting changed San Francisco law, reshaped elections and preceded the resignation of a city official. Barba was honored with the 2022 Journalist of the Year award by the Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He is a former journalist for the San Francisco Examiner, a graduate of San Francisco State University and a Los Angeles native.

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