Paul Gullixson is Editorial Director for The Press Democrat in Santa Rosa where he manages the editorial and op-ed pages. He also oversees the content and production of the opinion pages on PressDemocrat.com, the newspaper’s Web site. Among his responsibilities, Paul writes editorials, a twice-monthly column and co-authors a blog titled “Inside Opinion.”
Before coming to The Press Democrat as an editorial writer in 1998, he served as Peninsula Bureau Chief for the San Francisco Chronicle. Prior to that, he was editor of the Palo Alto Weekly and worked for the Peninsula Times Tribune before it went out of business in 1993.
Paul also is 14-year board member and past president of the California First Amendment Coalition, based in San Rafael.
He has received a number of awards for editorial writing and column writing from the California Newspaper Publishers Association and the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club and is a past recipient of the New York Times Co. Chairman’s Award for editorial writing.
Paul is a native of Palo Alto and a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Journalism. He lives in Santa Rosa with his wife, Tamara, his 10-year-old daughter, Clara, and his 14-year-old son, Christopher. In his spare time, he enjoys backpacking, going on adventure trips with his family – such as their trip to Costa Rica this summer - is a leader in his son’s Boy Scout troop and follows his daughter’s Santa Rosa United soccer team all over kingdom come.