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Yousef is the California Voices editor, overseeing the commentary section for CalMatters. He previously worked for The Sacramento Bee where he was the assistant opinion editor and a member of the editorial board, covering the city and a variety of state issues. Before that, Yousef spent nearly six years working for local newspapers in the North Bay Area. He was a reporter for The Press Democrat in Santa Rosa in the aftermath of consecutive years of devastating wildfires, and news editor for its sister paper, the Petaluma Argus-Courier. He started his professional career as a sports reporter at the Napa Valley Register. Yousef was born in Anaheim but raised in the Atlanta area, and earned a journalism degree at the University of Georgia. He returned to California in 2014.
As the media landscape transforms and opinion sections shrink statewide, Californians need a robust forum to discuss the issues affecting their lives. “California Voices,” our reimagined commentary section, seeks to fill that role.