Lauren Gustus returned to The Tribune as executive editor in the fall of 2020. She previously served as executive editor of The Sacramento Bee and West Region editor for McClatchy.
As a newsroom leader, she encourages development and growth by providing regular and meaningful feedback, story and beat mapping sessions, mentoring and leadership opportunities.
Originally from the Boston area, Lauren’s journalism career started in Los Angeles following graduation from Pepperdine University. She has also worked in Salt Lake City, Fort Worth and Reno.