Here’s a window into the people who drive politics in the Golden State – beyond a sound bite.

Political Breakdown Team

Scott Shafer


Scott is the Senior Editor of KQED's California Politics & Government Desk. Scott migrated to KQED in 1998 after extended stints in politics and government to host The California Report. When he's not asking questions you'll often find him in a pool playing water polo. @scottshafer

Marisa Lagos


Marisa is a Correspondent on KQED's California Politics & Government Desk. Before joining KQED, Marisa worked at the San Francisco Examiner and Los Angeles Times, and for nine years at the San Francisco Chronicle where she covered San Francisco City Hall and state politics, focusing on the California legislature, governor, budget, and criminal justice. @mlagos

Guy Marzorati


Guy is a reporter and producer for KQED's California Politics and Government Desk. In addition to producing Political Breakdown, his reporting has focused on the state legislature, local and state elections, and regional housing politics. Guy joined KQED in 2013 and is a proud alum of Santa Clara University. @guymarzorati

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