Emilie Raguso has been senior reporter at Berkeleyside since 2012. She previously launched and ran a community news website in Albany, Calif. Her stories have been featured on the New York Times website, Salon and NPR. Emilie was a crime reporter for The Modesto Bee after getting her master’s in journalism from UC Berkeley in 2006. She has lived in the East Bay since 2004. Emilie has been part of small teams to win three Excellence in Journalism awards from SPJ NorCal, and a George Polk Award. SPJ NorCal named her 'Journalist of the Year' in 2017-18.