Brian Howey is a reporter and narrative writer living in Oakland, Calif. Since Sept., 2020, he has reported on national policing issues for the Investigative Reporting Program.
Before joining Berkeley Journalism, Howey was a staff reporter at the San Francisco Public Press, where he produced award-winning coverage of San Francisco’s response to the overlapping crises of homelessness and the coronavirus pandemic. He also worked as a producer for Force of Law, a podcast by CalMatters and StudioToBe about police shootings in California and the lawmakers who tried to pass the nation’s strictest police use of force standard.
BA - Anthropology, UC Berkeley, 2020
Investigative Reporting Program - Research Assistant
San Francisco Public Press - Staff Reporter
StudioToBe - Reporter, Podcast Producer.
AWARDS & HONORS
2020 Excellence in Journalism award for Ongoing Coverage in Print/Online, Small Division for coverage of San Francisco's response to homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020 Best of the West, 3rd Place for Audio Storytelling, Force of Law podcast
Dean's Merit Fellowship
PUBLICATIONS & OTHER WORK
Open Vallejo, April, 2021, Vallejo police secretly tested ‘dystopian’ facial recognition tool, https://openvallejo.org/2021/04/13/vallejo-police-secretly-tested-dystopian-facial-recognition-tool/
San Francisco Public Press, July, 2020, S.F. Contractor Repeatedly Failed to Service Hygiene Stations, https://www.sfpublicpress.org/s-f-contractor-repeatedly-failed-to-service-hygiene-stations/
San Francisco Public Press, May, 2020, 43% of Emergency Hygiene Facilities for S.F. Homeless Lack Essentials, https://www.sfpublicpress.org/43-of-emergency-hygiene-facilities-for-s-f-homeless-lack-essentials/
CalMatters, 2019, Force of Law: a podcast about California police shootings and the lawmakers trying to do something about them, https://calmatters.org/projects/force-of-law-police-shootings-podcast/
REPORTING INTERESTSBusiness, Conspiracy Theories, Extremism, Housing and Homelessness, Policing, Science Reporting, Subcultures, Underdogs