Laurel Rosenhall

Laurel Rosenhall

Laurel covers California politics for CalMatters, with a focus on power and personalities in the statehouse. Her stories explain political dynamics in the Capitol and examine how money, advocacy and relationships shape the decisions that affect Californians. Laurel also hosts the Force Of Law podcast, which follows California's attempt to reduce police shootings. She joined CalMatters in 2015 after more than a dozen years as a reporter for the Sacramento Bee, where she covered state politics and education. Laurel is a native Californian and holds a master’s degree from the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.


The Latest From CalMatters

Episode 4: The Line

The violent 1994 Northridge quake caused the collapse of the upper floor of the Northridge Meadows apartment complex, killing 16 people.

Battle for PG&E, a coming housing crisis, transit funding, oil divestment and child care

Preschool California

With early childhood education on CA’s agenda, preschool teachers ask why ‘cashiers at McDonalds’ get better pay

The violent 1994 Northridge quake caused the collapse of the upper floor of the Northridge Meadows apartment complex, killing 16 people.

Podcast: Newsom wants to build 3.5 million homes—the very number a doomsday earthquake is forecast to damage

California’s new Public Utilities Commission president must lead us to a gas-free future