Casey Tolan

Hello! I'm a reporter with the San Jose Mercury News and the East Bay Times, covering politics and the Trump administration's relationship with California. I was previously a National News Reporter at Fusion, and I've also reported for Slate, CNN International, The Daily Beast, VICE, and the Texas Observer, among other outlets.

I care about telling interesting stories and elevating marginalized voices. My investigative reporting has been cited by President Obama and in the appeals of death row inmates. If you'd like to get in touch, please email me at

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