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Marie C. Baca


Marie C. Baca comes to California Watch from ProPublica, where she investigated the hidden costs of the natural gas drilling boom in the United States. Her previous work at publications such as the Wall Street Journal has shed light on housing discrimination against families, toxic waste sites in Silicon Valley, and the challenges facing day laborers. She holds a bachelor's and a master's degree from Stanford University and is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

Recent Spotlight Articles

Wrongly convicted face uphill battle to obtain compensation
Jeffrey Rodriguez is one of 44 Californians released from prison since 2000 who have been denied money after a hearing before the state’s victim compensation board, which can award $100 a day for each day spent behind bars after a wrongful conviction.
Proving innocence (video)
Since 2000, 44 Californians who were wrongfully convicted and later proven innocent have been released from prison but denied money from the state’s victim compensation board. Marie C. Baca reports for California Watch.
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