Maggie Angst joins the San Francisco Chronicle as a homelessness and addiction reporter

The award-winning journalist comes to the Chronicle from the Sacramento Bee


We are pleased to share that Maggie Angst has joined the San Francisco Chronicle as a reporter covering homelessness, addiction and mental illness for the City Hall team.

Angst joins the Chronicle from the Sacramento Bee, where she covered California politics and Gov. Gavin Newsom. Previously, she worked for the Mercury News, where she reported on San Jose City Hall, wildfires and the pandemic, among other beats. 

Angst earned the award for first place in local government reporting from the California News Publishers Association in 2021. Her series on a mishandled child abuse case in the East Bay was one of the best investigative series in Bay Area media in 2022.

“I’m thrilled to join the San Francisco Chronicle and carry on the newsroom’s tradition of providing readers with thought-provoking stories about some of the biggest challenges facing the city,” Angst said. “As a reporter, I’m committed to earning the trust of San Franciscans, shedding light on lived experiences, holding local leaders accountable and ideally, inspiring positive change.”

She will report to Deputy Metro Editor Emily Fancher, who oversees the City Hall team.

“Maggie is an experienced, dogged reporter who is equally adept at covering a beat and jumping on big breaking news,” Fancher said. “We’re looking forward to her bringing an accountability perspective to our coverage of homelessness and the drug crisis.”

Angst grew up in the Chicago area and graduated from the University of Missouri with a multimedia journalism degree. She also previously worked as an education reporter for the Island Packet in South Carolina and a breaking news reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Her first day is Nov. 27.

About The San Francisco Chronicle:

The San Francisco Chronicle ( is the largest newspaper in Northern California and the second largest on the West Coast. Acquired by the Hearst in 2000, the San Francisco Chronicle was founded in 1865 by Charles and Michael de Young and has been awarded six Pulitzer Prizes for journalistic excellence. Follow us on Twitter at @SFChronicle.


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