Erin Baldassari

KQED Staff Writer

Erin Baldassari covers housing for KQED. The former print journalist most recently worked as the transportation reporter for the Mercury News and East Bay Times with a focus on how the Bay Area’s housing shortage has changed the way people move around the region. Erin served on the Times’ 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning team for coverage of the Ghost Ship Fire, which killed 36 people at a dance party in Oakland. Prior to that, she served as a breaking news and general assignment reporter for a variety of outlets in the Bay Area and the greater Boston area. A Tufts University alumna, Erin grew up in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains and in Sonoma County. She is a life-long KQED listener, a rider of motorcycles, a lover of history and a new mom.