Will Carruthers is an award-winning editor and reporter based in Northern California. He currently serves as news editor of the North Bay Bohemian and Pacific Sun, two beloved alternative weekly newspapers known for their investigative reporting. His journalism career started in San Francisco, where he studied at San Francisco State University and wrote about the city’s southern neighborhoods for the Ingleside-Excelsior Light newspaper and Hoodline, a hyper-local news site.
Will has written about the gentrification of San Francisco’s Broad-Randolf corridor, environmental pollution by North Bay agricultural interests, PG&E’s political influence efforts, and conflicts of interest held by the owners of a local newspaper chain. In 2020, his work with Peter Byrne won a James Madison Freedom of Information Award from the Society of Professional Journalists’ NorCal Chapter.
He currently reports on education, labor organizing and local politics. Will’s work has been featured by Project Censored, Politico’s California Playbook and IRE’s Local Matters weekly newsletter.
During his time off, Will enjoys used bookstores, local hikes, group bike rides and rock climbing.
He is available for freelance assignments. You can reach him at wrcarruth (at) protonmail.com.