Brenda Payton

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.

Stories by Brenda

Oakland Voices on Ferguson

Some of the Oakland Voices correspondents decided to share their thoughts and reactions to the events in Ferguson following the police fatal shooting of an[Read more]

Snapshots of East Oakland

The Oakland Voices Correspondents went out into their neighborhoods and observed. They came back with narratives that illustrate how people of diverse backgrounds share the[Read more]