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Rick Rodriguez

executive editor and senior vice president, The Sacramento (CA) Bee

Fellow for Transforming News Organizations for the Digital Future

Rick Rodriguez has been executive editor and senior vice president of The Sacramento (CA) Bee since June 1998, having risen through the ranks after joining the paper in November 1982 as a political writer in the paper's state Capitol Bureau. Prior to becoming executive editor, Rodriguez was managing editor for five years. Rodriguez is a long-time board member of the American Society of Newspaper Editors and was the organization’s first Latino president in 2005-2006. He joined The Sacramento Bee from another McClatchy newspaper, The Fresno Bee. He began his career with his hometown newspaper, The Salinas Californian. Rodriguez graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in communications. He also attended Hartnell Community College.

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