Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • Progressive Democrat

    Very interesting. Obama’s You Tube explains why many of us feel more confident with someone who’s not ready to start WWIII and can take a step back then a reactive, trigger happy personality. The world is inflamed enough thanks to Bush. We badly need someone now who can take a step back away from the brink in a crisis situation and can determine a real threat versus belligerent posturing. Someone who is not in a position where they feel they have to constantly prove they are as “tough as man”. Someone who can evaluate threats without worrying about “image”.