Current workshop instructors include the following:

ART AGUILAR (1967) β€” Former sports writer, editor, publisher and general manager of the Central Basin Municipal Water District.

JAY BERMAN β€” Freelance writer, reporter, editor and former college journalism professor.

CHRIS CARLSON –- Staff photographer for the Associated Press. Dean of photo curriculum at CSPA since 1993.

GIL CHESTERTON β€” Former adviser for Beverly Hills High’s weekly newspaper and weekly television newscast. The character, β€œGil Chesterton,” on β€œFrasier,” was named for him.

MIKE DAUGHERTY (1969) β€” Middle school teacher, and former reporter for the San Pedro News-Pilot, founder of a public relations, marketing and advertising company in Uganda, Africa.

Jessica Davis, CSPA Instructor

Jessica Davis

JESSICA DAVIS (2003) – News director of Video News West. Former writer and editor for and writer for City News Service.

RICH HAMMOND (1994) – Sportswriter for the Orange County Register. Former deputy sports editor of the Los Angeles Daily News and beat writer for

TODD HARMONSON (1985) – Senior Editor of the Orange County Register, and former columnist at the South Bay Daily Breeze.

SCOTT HARRIS (1973) – Former columnist for the L.A. Times and reporter for San Jose Mercury News.

STEVE HARVEY (1962) -– Former columnist for the L.A. Times and sports writer for L.A. Herald-Examiner.

CAM INMAN (1988) β€” San Francisco 49ers beat reporter for the Bay Area News Group and San Jose Mercury News.

JOSH KAPLAN — Senior executive producer for Fox television in Los Angeles.

PATRICIA LEE (2007) — Editor and writer for

KIM MINUGH (1999) β€” Teacher, and former police reporter and former K-12 education reporter at The Sacramento Bee.

LAURA NELSON (2007) — Transportation reporter for the Los Angeles Times.

Lance Orozco, CSPA Instructor

Lance Orozco

LANCE OROZCO (1975) β€” News director, KCLU radio. Former weatherman for KCBS.

FRED SCHOEMEHL – Editor of the Tombstone Epitaph. Former editor at the Costa Mesa Daily Pilot.

NICOLE VARGAS (1995) β€” San Diego State University lecturer and internship coordinator. Formerly a print reporter and multimedia producer at the San Diego Union-Tribune and a reporter at the Riverside Press-Enterprise.

DANIEL THIGPEN — Communication specialist, San Juan Unified School District. Formerly a reporter with The Record in Stockton.

LARRY WELBORN (1965) – Chairman of the Board, CSPA. Retired legal affairs reporter for the Orange County Register.

JIM WOLCOTT (1961) β€” Director of online content, former editor at the Orange County Register.

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