2017 Correspondents

(Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)

The new group of Oakland Voices Correspondents will begin telling the stories of their neighborhoods in one week. They are

They are a diverse group with varied backgrounds and experiences with one thing in common – a passion about telling the stories of their East Oakland communities. Follow their stories over the next nine months

Author Profile

Brenda Payton has been a journalist for 40 years. She was a columnist at the Oakland Tribune
for 26 years. She contributed to KQED radio’s Perspective series for 20 years. She was a co
-producer of
“Your Loan Is Denied,” a documentary about lending discrimination that aired on PBS’ Frontline. She
was a reporter at the San Francisco Examiner, the Boston Phoenix and the New Bedford Standard Times. She was a lecturer at San Francisco State University, teaching newswriting, reporting and feature writing.

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