Will Carruthers is a journalist based in Santa Rosa, California. He currently serves as News Editor of the North Bay Bohemian and Pacific Sun. His work has appeared in the Sonoma County Gazette, Hoodline and the Ingleside Light.


Freight Railroaded — Behind the Scene’s of SMART’s Freight Takeover | North Bay Bohemian and Pacific Sun

Train Lines — How Two Press Democrat Owners Finessed a Petaluma Real Estate Deal | North Bay Bohemian and Pacific Sun

Cream and Punishment — Tracking A Dairy Man’s History of Code Violations | North Bay Bohemian

BLM Protest Coverage — Report: Santa Rosa Police Violated Human Rights During Protests | North Bay Bohemian

Charity Case — Investigating PG&E-funded Rebuild North Bay Foundation | with Peter ByrneNorth Bay Bohemian

Juiced — PG&E poured $2 million into the Rebuild Northbay Foundation as the utility ramped up its political machine after 2017 wildfires | North Bay Bohemian

Blue in the Face — Stung by sexual misconduct charges, state Democrats meet this week to pick new leader | North Bay Bohemian

Gore, Ex-FEMA director talk resilience at Global Climate Action Summit | Sonoma County Gazette

At 92, San Francisco’s Last Abstract Expressionist Keeps Painting | Hoodline

Facing Store’s Closure, Sunset Bookseller Reflects On Profession | Hoodline

‘Vision Zero’ Has Yet To Reduce San Francisco Traffic Fatalities | Hoodline


2021 (with Chelsea Kurnick)

California Journalism Awards — First Place for Coverage of Protests and Racial Justice

2020 (with Peter Byrne)

Society of Journalists Northern California’s James Madison Freedom of Information Award

California Journalism Awards — First Place in the Investigative Reporting category

San Francisco Press Club — First Place in the Non-Daily Investigative Reporting category


Contact Will at wrcarruth (at) protonmail.com.