Northern California Chapter
Northern California is the birthplace of NLGJA, the brainchild of former Oakland Tribune Executive Editor Leroy F. Aarons. Today, not only is the Northern California chapter the oldest, but it is also among the largest and most active.
The chapter boast members from dozens of newspapers, network owned and operated television stations, and dozens of radio stations. It serves as home to a number of journalists who write for national newspapers and magazines. It is also a hotbed of online media, with members who have helped pioneer online media and who continue to cover news for the digital age.
With members from the Oregon border in the North, Fresno in the South and Reno in the East, the Northern California chapter serves a range of market sizes from its hub in San Francisco. The diversity and size of the chapter offers members a unique opportunity to interact with journalists at different stages of their careers.
The chapter marked it's twentieth anniversary in 2011.