Robert Salladay is the managing editor at the Center for Investigative Reporting. He has been the principal editor of projects that have twice been finalists for the Pulitzer Prize - in 2011 and 2012. Projects he has edited also have won two George Polk Awards and four IRE awards. He has covered California politics and government for more than a decade, including most recently as a reporter and blogger for the Los Angeles Times, where he ran the successful Political Muscle blog. His coverage has included the 2000 presidential recount, the California recall election, the administration of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, and numerous analytical and investigative pieces about the state. A California native and graduate of UC Berkeley, Robert received a master's degree from Northwestern University and began his career as a reporter for the Fremont Argus. He also has worked for the Oakland Tribune, San Francisco Examiner and San Francisco Chronicle.
Editing California Watch projects, blogging about money and politics; managing coverage of new Brown administration, other elected offices.