Political Reporting Faculty & Lecturers
Susan Rasky (Sr. Lecturer)
Susan Rasky was the congressional correspondent for The New York Times. A winner of a George Polk Award for National Reporting, she began her career in Washington, D.C., covering economic policy for the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. and later reported for Reuters from Capitol Hill and the White House. Rasky was a columnist and contributing editor for the California Journal as well as a frequent political commentator for the Los Angeles Times, The Sacramento Bee and NPR. She established and supervises the J-School’s California News Service, which gives students experience covering government and politics for news organizations throughout the country. She joined the faculty in 1991. Rasky received her bachelor’s degree in history from the University of California at Berkeley and holds a master’s degree in economic history from the London School of Economics.
Bob Calo (Senior Lecturer)
Bob Calo began his career in television at KQED in San Francisco, where he produced daily news and documentaries for the local and national PBS audience. He moved to New York to join ABC News “Primetime Live,” and then to NBC News as a broadcast producer. Calo produced stories throughout the U.S. and foreign countries, including assignments in Pakistan, Chile, Croatia, Kenya, and Somalia. His work has been honored by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, IRE, and National Headliner awards, among others. As an independent producer, he produced a documentary profile of the late landscape historian J.B. Jackson for PBS. Calo joined the faculty in 2001 and continues to write and produce for the national broadcast audience. In 2008, while on leave, he served as National Director of News21. He received a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a master’s in broadcast communication arts from San Francisco State University.
Brad DeLong (Lecturer)
J. Bradford DeLong is Professor of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley. He is also Co-Editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. His major current projects are two books: an intermediate macroeconomics textbook called--no surprise--Macroeconomics, and The Economic History of the Twentieth Century: Slouching Towards Utopia? DeLong is currently a Carnegie Fellow here at the Journalism School.
Sheila Kaplan (Lecturer)
Sheila Kaplan is a prize - winning investigative reporter and television producer who covers power, money and political influence.