Berkeley Public Library Foundation

Berkeley Public Library Foundation

Narda Zacchino

Narda Zacchino is a journalist, writer and editor. She worked at the Los Angeles Times for over thirty years, eventually serving as vice president and associate editor. She has also been the deputy editor for the San Francisco Chronicle and served as a member of the Board of Directors for the International Women’s Media Foundation and Journalism and Women’s Symposium. She has co-launched a book publishing company, Time Capsule Press, which she serves as editor and publisher. In 1995, she co-created the ongoing Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, which draws more than 100,000 to the campus of the University of California on a weekend every April. She is currently Heyday’s executive editor and a senior fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy, and continues to work as an independent writer and editor. Her most recent book California Comeback:  How a “Failed State” Became a Model for the Nation came out in August of 2016.