Staff

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Sarah Wright

Sarah is The Standard's City Hall policy and politics reporter. She has worked as a local journalist in Washington, D.C., and in Half Moon Bay, where she served as the local print weekly's first deputy editor, covering the COVID-19 pandemic response and the biggest wildfire in a century in San Mateo County. Originally from Lake Tahoe, Sarah is an avid outdoorswoman and now lives in the Inner Richmond.

Jonathan Weber

Jonathan joined The San Francisco Standard from Reuters News, where he most recently served as global technology editor based in Singapore and previously held the post of West Coast Bureau Chief. In 2010 he helped create the Bay Citizen, a non-profit news organization serving the San Francisco Bay Area, serving as editor in chief. Before that he was the founder and CEO of New West Publishing, a new media company serving the Rocky Mountain West, and the co-founder and editor in chief of the Industry Standard, the highly regarded newsweekly that chronicled the first Internet boom. He studied philosophy in college, and moved to California to work for the Los Angeles Times many years ago and never looked back.

Nick Veronin

Nick has been writing and editing stories about the most pressing issues and interesting personalities in the San Francisco Bay Area — and beyond — for well over a decade. In his 15+ years in journalism, he's covered crime, health, tech, A&E, and much more. When he's not behind his computer, you might find him at The Bottom of the Hill or underneath the hood of his 1987 Jeep.

David Sjostedt

David is a staff writer at The Standard with a focus on housing and homelessness. An SF State Gator alum, David was formerly editor–in–chief of the Golden Gate Xpress and a reporting intern at the SF Examiner. He's originally from a small port town in Los Angeles called San Pedro, where he grew up playing piano, dribbling basketballs and surfing. David witnessed the hardships of addiction from a young age and is drawn to San Francisco for its ongoing conversations about the issue. He thinks the city is massively under-appreciated and is always sending stories home that depict its beauty.

Jesse Rogala

Jesse Rogala is a native San Franciscan who recently returned to the Bay Area after a five-year stint exploring life on the East Coast. Before joining The Standard as a Senior Video Journalist, Jesse produced enterprise video content for Fortune Magazine. At Fortune, Jesse created videos for multiple award-winning explanatory journalism pieces, and was featured on Fortune’s “Most Memorable Interviews This Decade.” A graduate of the San Francisco State film program, Jesse is an avid consumer of movies and television shows, a big fan of summer camps and excels at reaching things on the top shelf.

Meaghan Mitchell

Meaghan Mitchell's life mantra is based on the African proverb: "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." As a native San Franciscan and journalist, Meaghan has successfully built residents' trust from the city's most marginalized communities by prioritizing news coverage in areas like the Bayview, Fillmore, SoMA and Tenderloin Districts. Meaghan's background is multifaceted and meets at the intersection of diversity, inclusion and community engagement. As a neighborhood editor, Meaghan has written hundreds of articles for Hoodline, has been featured on local outlets such as SFIST, Broke-Ass Stuart and the SF Bayview Newspaper.

Mike Kuba

Mike Kuba is an Associate Video Producer at The San Francisco Standard. Previously, he worked as a freelance filmmaker in Washington D.C. and the Bay Area. He brings experience shooting, editing and producing short documentaries and videos for established media outlets such as 60 Second Docs, brands such as Airbnb and organizations such as the National Park Service. He has also shot and directed his own independent documentaries on issues related to homelessness and climate change.

Annie Gaus

Annie is a San Francisco-based journalist who leads SF Standard's coverage of City Hall. Prior to joining The San Francisco Standard, Annie spent years as a business, technology and finance journalist with past bylines at the San Francisco Business Times, Bisnow, TheStreet, The Guardian, Vice News and other outlets. She joined SF Standard after founding Public Comment, a local newsletter that was merged with the brand in 2021. Early in her career, Annie was a video journalist with Discovery Communications and taught writing at San Francisco State University. Born and raised in San Francisco, she enjoys the Giants and Warriors, stand-up comedy, foggy days, and going on long walks and Muni rides around her beloved city.

Griffin Gaffney

Griffin is The San Francisco Standard's CEO. Prior to SF Standard, Griffin founded Stripe's sales function and led teams in Korea, Silicon Valley and sub-Saharan Africa for organizations ranging in size and mindset from multinational corporations to five-person startups and rural schools. Griffin holds a Social Science degree from Harvard and is an enthusiastic volunteer, musician and triathlete.

Camille Cohen

Camille Cohen is SF Standard's Staff Photographer and Photojournalist. She has received international critical acclaim for her images and stories, which draw inspiration from her experiences living in California, France and Thailand. Camille’s passion for San Francisco news and culture developed during her time studying at San Francisco State University’s School of Journalism, where she graduated with a concentration in photojournalism.

Christina Campodonico

Christina Campodonico is a reporter, researcher & editor with The San Francisco Standard. She fell in love with local journalism covering beach cities in her native SoCal and managing a 49-year-old newspaper (yes, newspaper! 🗞️) with a nautical-sounding name and roots in Greek mythology. She brings that passion for building up local communities and breaking down local news in a relatable way to the hills of San Francisco, which she now calls home. Her work has been nominated for multiple Southern California Journalism Awards and has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeleno and KCET's Southland Sessions.

Sophie Bearman

Sophie Bearman is a New Yorker turned San Franciscan passionate about local politics and policy. Before joining The Standard as the publication's Director of Multimedia, Sophie worked as a digital video producer for CNBC covering the intersection of business and politics and as a reporter for Jigsaw Productions. She is an alum of Harvard College and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

Joel Aguero

Joel Aguero is the Creative Director at The San Francisco Standard. Aguero first moved to the Bay Area in 2009 from Sacramento. Prior to joining The Standard, they worked across a variety of roles and industries including technology, design, engineering, political campaigns, field organizing and more. They bring a wide variety of skills, creativity and technical expertise. Aguero is passionate about helping San Franciscans feel more connected to their city. They are an alumnus of Stanford University, where they studied Product Design & Engineering.