Ashley Wong reports for The Sacramento Bee, concentrating on the diverse Asian American communities that make up some 20 percent of the city’s residents. She has covered the Covid-19 outbreak in Michigan as a freelance reporter for Bridge Magazine, as well as statehouse politics in Washington, D.C. as an intern for the Center for Public Integrity. She has also covered local news, Silicon Valley and higher education in the San Francisco Bay Area through internships at East Bay Express and USA Today. In college, she was a news editor at The Daily Californian, the University of California-Berkeley’s independent newspaper, where she won a First Place Society of Professional Journalists Award for her story on a conservative nonprofit backed by powerful GOP donors in 2018. Born and raised in the Detroit suburbs, she is a 2019 graduate of the University of California-Berkeley.