Stuart Leavenworth

Sacramento Bee Editorial Page Editor

Stuart Leavenworth joined the editorial board of The Sacramento Bee in December of 2004 after working five years as The Bee’s growth reporter and natural resources reporter. His 2004 three-part series on the Sacramento Valley’s flood threat, “Rising Risk,” was honored by the American Society of Civil Engineers and other groups.

In 2003, Leavenworth and reporter Dale Kasler won the Thomas Stokes Award from the National Press Foundation and other national awards for their coverage of water marketing in California.

A native of Fresno, Leavenworth received a B.A. in politics from UC Santa Cruz in 1983 and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University in 1986. He started his career at The Asahi Evening News in Tokyo and has also worked for papers in Louisiana, Georgia and North Carolina.

At The News & Observer in Raleigh N.C., Leavenworth contributed to paper’s coverage of industrial hog farming, which won a Pulitzer Prize in 1996. In his current job as associate editor, he comments on the governor, state politics, stem cell research and other topics.