Testimonials

GARY PRUITT, PRESIDENT & CEO, ASSOCIATED PRESS — “Even as a young journalist, David was articulate, fair, knowledgable and unafraid to make the tough calls. As I have watched his career over nearly 30 years and gotten to know him personally, I have been consistently pleased, and even occasionally surprised, by his growth as a...

PETER BLUMBERG, EDITOR, US LEGAL, BLOOMBERG — “David Watts Barton worked with me for a period of about two and a half years while he was a freelance stringer for Bloomberg News. As an editor on the legal news team in Bloomberg’s San Francisco bureau, I assigned him to cover stories and edited his copy....

JOE BARR, DIRECTOR OF NEWS, CAPITAL PUBLIC RADIO/NPR — “David Watts Barton has served as substitute host since 2008 and was interim host for our daily talk show ‘Insight’ from December 2011 to March 2012 as we searched for a full time host. David was a pleasure to work with and a significant asset to...

SCOTT LEBAR, ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR, THE SACRAMENTO BEE — “I miss working with David Watts Barton. David and I worked together at The Sacramento Bee for more than 20 years, until he departed in 2007 to pursue other varied ventures in the world of journalism and multimedia. For many of those years, I was his...

STUART LEAVENWORTH, EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR, THE SACRAMENTO BEE/MCCLATCHY — “David Watts Barton is that rare combination of talents. He can write, broadcast, blog, sing and completely embraces the social media revolution. He has an intellectual understanding of music and modern culture and yet appreciates how important local politics can be to that culture he loves....

BEN ILFELD, CO-FOUNDER, SACRAMENTOPRESS.COM — “David is as curious and flexible as any journalist I’ve met. In our industry, with such rapid change, that is the highest compliment I can give. (David) helped grow the department to a staff of five, and they produced marvelous work that was well regarded among other independent local online...