John Marshall named SFBay news editor

Veteran Associated Press journalist and broadcaster John Marshall has been named news editor at SFBay.

Marshall, who has covered breaking news in the Bay Area for The AP for more than nine years, will oversee news coverage for SFBay, a locally-owned and operated San Francisco-based media startup.

SFBay is the fastest-growing news site in the Bay Area, currently ranked in Alexa’s Top 250,000 websites in the world.

Since 2009, Marshall has served as breaking news supervisor in The AP’s San Francisco bureau. In that role, he wrote, reported and managed news content for AP member broadcast stations, newspapers and websites.

For six years prior, Marshall was broadcast news editor in the San Francisco AP bureau, providing wire and voice reports for radio and television stations across the country.

Previously, Marshall was an editor and writer for Westwood One/Metro Networks, a business writer at the Long Beach Business Journal, and an anchor and producer at KWHY-TV, Southern California’s oldest and first financial news station.

Jesse Garnier, SFBay Editor and former colleague of Marshall’s in The AP’s San Francisco bureau, was enthusiastic in his announcement of Marshall’s appointment to SFBay staff:

“John has reported some of the biggest, quirkiest, oddest and most important news stories in the Bay Area over the last decade. We’re thankful to have John’s experience and track record at SFBay.”