Victoria Franco is a disabled bilingual reporter based in Stockton, California, covering the news around San Joaquin County for Bay City News Foundation and its Local News Matters, a nonprofit news site. She is a research fellow at the Starling Lab for Data Integrity, which was co-founded by Stanford University and the University of Southern California. A San Jose State University alumna, Franco served as the managing editor of her student paper, the Spartan Daily. She helped lead her staff to the California College Media Association Awards, earning first place in general excellence. In her spare time, Franco enjoys traveling to Europe with her mother.
Beat: The city of Stockton
In Stockton, there is a wealth of untold stories on the issues that matter most to residents, including education, housing, homelessness and the changing economy. This bilingual reporter digs into those issues, and more, and highlights the important work of community nonprofits and everyday heroes.