Despite having a background in journalism and political science, Audrey believes the best skill she has is knowing how to ask people questions in a cocktail dress—that and tenacity. She was actually rejected by the San Francisco Chronicle internship program three times, but was eventually hired as an Environmental Reporter—and now serves as the Editor-in-Chief.
Audrey’s day starts around 5 AM by reading the news in bed. She then heads into the office, where her schedule is normally booked solid at least three weeks in advance. In the evenings, she makes it a priority to attend community events to show her support and share the great work the newspaper is doing.
“It’s important that we not look at The Chronicle as newspaper company with a website, but as a media outlet that produces video, interactives, live events, and other content—in addition to a daily newspaper.”
“I believe in building a diverse newsroom—and that takes into account gender, race, religion, socioeconomic status, and how you grew up. We need all those people in the newsroom if we’re going to reflect the incredibly diverse community that we cover.”