Contributors

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Nick Welsh is the Executive Editor of the Santa Barbara Independent.
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Delaney Smith is a reporter at the Santa Barbara Independent.
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Josh Molina covers politics and planning for Noozhawk and heads the journalism program at Santa Barbara City College.
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Laura Capps serves as Vice President of the Santa Barbara school board. (Because Newsmakers does not allow political candidates to appear on the show while they are running, she is on leave while campaigning for the Board of Supervisors).
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Dale Francisco, a former member of the Santa Barbara City Council, writes about local issues from a conservative perspective.
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Lizzie Rodriguez is a member of the Fire and Police Commission.
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Tyler Hayden is Senior Editor of the Santa Barbara Independent.
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Melinda Burns is a veteran environmental journalist based in Santa Barbara.
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Starshine Roshell is an award-winning columnist for the Santa Barbara Independent.
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Kathryn Barnes is the News Producer for the Santa Barbara bureau of KCRW-FM.
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Giana Magnoli is Managing Editor of Noozhawk.