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Portrait of Carla Marinucci

Carla Marinucci

California Playbook reporter


Carla Marinucci is the senior writer for POLITICO’s California Playbook. She has consistently been named one of California’s leading political writers and for the last two years has been honored as the state’s top digital influencer in political reporting. Prior to launching the POLITICO California Playbook in 2015, she was senior political writer for the San Francisco Chronicle and political editor for the San Francisco Examiner. She has covered six presidential elections and seven California gubernatorial elections since 1996, including the historic recall with Arnold Schwarzenegger. In 2013, she was honored by the Society of Professional Journalists with a lifetime achievement award for her coverage of California politics.