2008 Special Contribution by a SJSU Journalism graduate now Bay Area media political reporter.

Award-winning Senior Political Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle newspaper.   


Read her political coverage

 MCOM 139
Special Contributor
featured periodically on:


Archive of Carla's SF CHRONICLE Reporting:  Politics Blog

Special Contribution to MCOM 139

In 2008, Carla covered the two major political party conventions
for The SF Chronicle by taking a
digital video camera provided by Professor Bob Rucker.

He has asked her and she has agreed to shoot video behind the scenes f
or SJSU Journalism.
Excepts were later shown in MCOM 139.

Carla for sharing your professional insights during this history presidential election
and providing a unique and memorable learning experience for
students at your alma mater!


Bio from the San Francisco Chronicle

As senior political writer for The Chronicle, Carla has survived Midwestern food, bad bus tours and a variety of forgettable presidential candidates in Iowa, New Hampshire and around the country since 1996. The highlight of her coverage of California's gubernatorial races came when Schwarzenegger capo Todd Harris awarded her a coveted seat on the "Predator 1" press bus during the historic 2003 recall election. The former pizzeria worker from Jersey City and K Mart cashier graduated from San Jose State University and has talked her way into being a Hoover Institution Media Fellow at Stanford University, a Rotary International Fellow at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, and a Casey Journalism Fellow at the University of Maryland. Go figure.She's a regular political commentator on radio and TV, including KTVU Channel 2 and KQED's "This Week in Northern California" and Dublin Newstalk Radio 106 in Ireland, where she goes by the name Sinead O'Palermo. Marinucci is married to a journalist, Roland De Wolk, and has successfully used strongarm tactics to convince their sons (in 2008) Joey, 20, and Tony, 18, not to even think about it.



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