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 reporting has been cited by President Obama and in a death row inmate's final appeal. If you'd like to get in touch, please email me at

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