We’re kicking off Sunshine Week with a frank discussion of the role of the press in politics, the Trump administration’s relationship with the press and how journalists work to provide the public with quality information.
Moderator: Matt Hall, editorial page editor, San Diego Union-Tribune; president, Society of Professional Journalists
Ishmael Estrada, managing editor, NBC 7 San Diego Prior to joining NBC 7, Ismael Estrada covered stories around the world as a producer for Anderson Cooper 360 and an investigative producer at WMAQ Chicago. He is a two-time Peabody Award winner.
Kate Morrisey, reporter, San Diego Union-Tribune Kate Morrisey has covered a wide range of immigration topics for the Union-Tribune, including asylum, H-1B visas, visa queues, immigration court and immigration detention. She has a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Alex Presha, reporter, ABC News Alex Presha works for ABC News’ Washington Bureau as a multi-platform reporter. Prior to joining ABC News, he worked at NBC 7 San Diego as the station’s political reporter and host of its political affairs program, “Politically Speaking.” Alex has also held producing roles at MSNBC, NowThis News, WNBC and the Grio.
Jean Guerrero, investigative journalist and author
Jean Guerrero is the author of Hatemonger: Stephen Miller, Donald Trump and the White Nationalist Agenda, published in 2020 by HarperCollins. Her first book, Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir, won a PEN Literary Award. She is an Emmy-winning border reporter, contributing to NPR and the PBS NewsHour.
Chris Megerian, reporter, Los Angeles Times Chris Megerian covers the White House for the Los Angeles Times. Prior to that, he worked at the Times Sacramento bureau where he reported on Gov. Jerry Brown and climate change policy.
Event Organizers: San Diego Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, San Diego Association of Black Journalists, National Association of Hispanic Journalists San Diego-Tijuana Chapter, Online News Association San Diego Chapter and San Diego Public Library