Zachary Fletcher

Zachary Fletcher


Zachary is a narrative journalist covering aging, sports and environmental issues. Since May of 2021, he has worked as a reporter for the IRP’s Aging in America Project, where he has covered climate change’s relationship to aging and the power of intergenerational relationships.

He’s covered sports for Oakland North and state election politics for CalMatters. Zachary has also reported audio stories and is currently working on multiple freelance projects.


Clips and Published Work


Conversation and Cookies Lead to An Intergenerational Friendship
Next Avenue – October 22, 2021

Extreme weather hurts older Californians. That’s started a wave of climate activism
Sacramento Bee – July 24, 2021  [The Fresno Bee] [The Merced Sun-Star] [The Modesto Bee] [The Tribune – SLO]

This East Bay coyote bit 5 people, including 2 toddlers. Here’s how he was finally caught.
SFGate – April 22, 2021

East or West?: How the community is responding to the Oakland A’s plan for a new stadium
Oakland North – December 10, 2020

New Warriors jerseys pay tribute to Oakland
Oakland North – November 30, 2020 

Carrying on Through COVID-19 – COVID-19 and High School Football  in Oakland 
North Gate Radio – November 19, 2020

The last of the early voters
CalMatters– November 2, 2020

California “may shatter the total vote record”
CalMatters– October 28, 2020 [North Coast Journal]

Oakland Coliseum gets new life as ‘Election Super Center’
Oakland North – October 28, 2020

No ticket needed: Stadiums welcome voters for November election
CalMatters – October 23, 2020 

Castlemont coaches create refuge for students as athletic programs stall
Oakland North – October 22, 2020

Oakland A’s unique season comes to an end
Oakland North – October 13, 2020


  • University of California, Berkeley
    M.J. Journalism (Narrative Writing)

  • University of Puget Sound
    B.A. Politics and Government, Communication Studies


  • Investigative Reporting Program, Aging in America Reporter (May 2021 - present)

  • NBC Sports - News Desk Intern (September 2021 - December 2021)

  • CalMatters - Freelance VoteBeat Reporter (October 2020 - November 2020)

  • The Trail, Sports & Outdoors Section Editor, February 2017 – December 2018 (writer); January 2019 – September 2019 (editor)

  • Office of Congressman Adam Smith - Intern (May 2019-August 2019)


Elections, Health & Environment, Peace and Conflict, Politics, Sports, Sports Equity