Neil Strebig

Lookout Santa Cruz

Reporter Profile

Neil Strebig is a chef-turned-journalist, reporting on local business for Lookout Santa Cruz, a website devoted to covering community news. A former reporter for the York Daily Record in York, Pennsylvania, Strebig focused primarily on food, business, and issues in the hospitality industry. He has written about breaking bread with Amish and refugee families, and restaurant workers’ financial struggles and lack of healthcare. His in-depth reporting highlighted problems surrounding the state liquor license laws, and how the state’s tourism and restaurant industry can recover after the pandemic. Strebig’s work has appeared in USA Today and throughout its network, and earned him an award. He grew up in Easton, Pennsylvania, and was managing editor of The Northside Chronicle in Pittsburgh, which earned its first Golden Quill award from the region’s Press Club during his tenure. Strebig holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Pittsburgh’s Point Park University.

Beat: Business reporting

This reporter covers local and area business, including real estate and tech.